Blue and Purple

In my blog, I am trying various color schemes to expand my painting vocabulary.  To that end, I am selecting a different color scheme/limited palette each week and basing three little 8 x 6   or 10 x 8 paintings upon that color palette.  If you have any suggestions of color palettes I should try, please email me at nanvenhuizen@gmail.com. ( I’d love to have a comment section on this page, but I haven’t yet figured out how to do that!)


Blue and purple are a moody combination! These three paintings were done primarily with Titanium White,  Dioxazine Purple,  Ultramarine Blue with a small amount of Cerulean Blue and Yellow Ochre.  


An Autumn Palette

In my blog, I am trying various color schemes to expand my painting vocabulary.  To that end, I am selecting a different color scheme/limited palette each week and basing three little 8 x 6   or 10 x 8 paintings upon that color palette.  If you have any suggestions of color palettes I should try, please email me at nanvenhuizen@gmail.com. ( I’d love to have a comment section on this page, but I haven’t yet figured out how to do that!)all of my paintings are available at 

 https://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/nan-venhuizen-9368



Autumn is, admittedly, my favorite season-I love the lovely yellow-orange trees which start out against the  clear Cerulean Blue skies!  For these autumn paintings, I primarily used  these colors-

Cerulean Blue

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Yellow

With smaller amounts of these colors-

Burnt Siennna

Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Red 

And -of course-

Titanium White




Fall Solitude. $50

Autumn Road.  $50

Autumn Stroll $50

Dramatic Lighting $50


Various Greens!

In my blog, I am trying various color schemes to expand my painting vocabulary.  To that end, I am selecting a different color scheme/limited palette each week and basing three little 8 x 6   or 10 x 8 paintings upon that color palette.  If you have any suggestions of color palettes I should try, please email me at nanvenhuizen@gmail.com. ( I’d love to have a comment section on this page, but I haven’t yet figured out how to do that!)

My paintings are all available for sale at-

https://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/nan-venhuizen-9368


Since green is so ubiquitous in any spring or summer landscape,  having a clear idea of how to mix various types of greens is a subject worth exploring! 

In many cases, it is preferable to have a duller type of green-which can be easily achieved by mixing Cadmium Yellow with Black(Barn and John Deere Tractor)-or for a bit more brightness-Cadmium Yellow and Ultramarine blue(Grain Elevator by Railroad Tracks) or for a very bright green -PthaloBlue and Cadmium Yellow(Big Sioux River View).  

Barn with John Deere Tractor

Grain elevator by Railroad Tracks

Big Sioux River Overlook

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