Rural road, limited palette


A couple weeks ago I did a burnt umber monochrome of this road. Today I tried the same scene in a larger sketchbook to try out a limited palette of cobalt blue, yellow ochre, sepia, and brown madder, the last of which I used sparingly. It’s a good palette to convey both a sense of age and a sense of distance because all of the  muted mixes that come from it.

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Old barn


There are a bunch of old barns in the area where I live. I liked the width of this one contrasted with the verticality of the deteriorating silo and utility pole. Mainly three colors-Prussian blue, brown madder, and nickel azo yellow, though I mixed cerulean blue and brown madder for a subtle late day sky.