This is not the only painting that I have been working on over the past week, but it has become one of my favorites. A lot of planning, layering and texture work went into this piece, and the results show it. The base layers consist of burnt umber, raw sienna, and yellow oxide over a black ground... a very analogous earth tone pallet. Then, I used blends of cobalt, cerulean blue and titanium white for the top layers(my own version of a split-complimentary color scheme), keeping them transparent enough to let the earth tones show through, but opaque enough to hold their own in the composition. I left out a lot of other steps of course, this isn't intended to be a tutorial, but that is the color pallet used for this piece. I'll try to post some process pics soon.
I hope you like it. And, don't forget to go the SD fair, it starts June 1st. I have 3 paintings in this year, wish me luck!