“Cloudy Day color challenge”
Starting to stretch out my color sense a bit more. Realizing I need to recognize and use different color harmonies in different plein air situations. Up until now, I tend to paint a little too ‘hot’, which is fine on a sunny day and bright blue skies and warm warm greens. But, am a like a lost puppy when painting on cloudy days. So, trying to come up with a harmony that works for an overcast day, which we have a lot where I live!!! Doing some quick and dirty little studies. This is the first one. Based on looking at a photo of a work by Schmid. Surprisingly in this start, lots of cadmium red in the mixtures! Anyway, this is just a quick and dirty color study. Nothing finessed here!!!!