More complementaries (branches)

It’s really difficult to capture colours accurately in photographs. I need to practice that.

A few days ago, painted some “branches” using complementary colours to model the three dimensionality. Today I painted in some backgrounds, wet-on-dry. That made the edges of the branches look kind of “eaten away”, which I like.


160723a Yellow/Purple Branches (2016) oil on paper 25.5 x 35.5cm


160723b Light Green/Red Branches (2016) oil on paper 35.5 x 25.5cm


160723c Dark Green/Red Branches (2016) oil on paper 35.5 x 25.5cm

160723a Yellow/Purple Branches and 160723c Dark Green/Red Branches remind me of early Dana Schutz paintings.


Dana Schutz Skull (2002) oil on canvas 61 x 71.1cm


Dana Schutz Reclining Nude (2002) oil on canvas 121.9 x 167.6cm

And the smooth modelling using saturated colours reminds me of Gary Baseman (if anyone has title and details for this picture, let me know).


Gary Baseman


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