Oil on board
35.5” x 40”
cardboardpaintings asked: Hi Jeremy, I really love some of the recent work you've posted and had a question about your color choices. How do you go about choosing colors to use on your panels? Do reference something? Respond to the previous layers?
Hi Cardboard, Thanks for looking at my paintings. My color choices are somewhat organic. I usually begin a painting by choosing maybe a pair or three colors that go well together. Perhaps complements, or a strong color paired with a neutral gray or brown. My tendency is to want to put every color into every painting, so recently I’ve been thinking about restraint. I usually have a few paintings drying on the studio wall, so I take a close look at those and see if there are colors I’ve been using a lot and then try to break out of established patterns.
Once I get a couple colors on the painting, the process becomes mostly improvisational. I’m looking for surprising things to happen. My latest “Flood” series has me thinking about water, transparency, pollution, spilled chemicals, sludge etc. So, I try to keep that stuff in mind when I’m working, but not be literal about it.
I tend not to use much white when I’m mixing colors and let the transparency of the colors come through (like a printmaking approach to color). Scraping color over the white ground provides lightness. This gives the color a stained-glass like glow.
Here’s a list of the colors in my palette:
Zinc white (more translucent)
Gold ochre (this is a new addition)
Manganese blue hue
Quinacridone magenta and red (usually I just have the magenta)
Cadmium red deep
Cadmium orange deep
I use either gamblin or graham paints. High quality but on the cheaper end of the spectrum.
I’ve been experimenting with using a medium that is half stand oil and half ordorless mineral spirits, but have used the traditional DAMAR/turp/linseed oil medium with good results.
Hope that answers some questions. Let me know if you have more!
Oil on aluminum panel
48” x 48”
Oil on board
48” x 60”
Oil on board
48” x 39”
If you happen to be in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area Saturday, November 16th, come check out my studio. Food and drink will be served and you’ll also be able to see work by my fantastic studio mates. 2-6pm. 558 Vandalia St. #312, St. Paul MN 55406.
unpaidinterncomic asked: I love your Flood series, will there ever be prints available?
I won’t say there will never be prints available, but I generally don’t do prints of paintings. Sorry about that. I’m happy to send pricing on the paintings. Email me if your interested: firstname.lastname@example.org