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Ronald Walker

11 Days Ago

Limits?

I have a friend who has started to experiment with a Zorn Pallete, what are your thoughts on such limitations? Helpful or not?

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Mario Carta

11 Days Ago

Wow Ronald ! I had to look up the term as I was totally clueless about Zorn Pallete, after noticing first that Anders Zorn shares a birthday with me and year ending in 60 as well (18 February 1860, I noticed the amazing paintings he achieved with just a few colors! Thanks for sharing that Robert!

My thoughts is that sometimes less is more, I have to say that I like working with basic elements and it's something I strive for in my own art work. Lately it's been steel and when I go and purchase it I just buy a few sizes and types and work that into my sculptures.

It's amazing what the human mind can do when not forced to think about all the external choices available and works with a "limited Focus" Such is the case with the painting of Anders Zorn. Limitations only exist in the mind and are also over come by the mind.

 

Ronald Walker

11 Days Ago

When I was working on my MFA I spent the first year and a half working with a very limited palette. Eventually I gave into my tendency to use a much wider more intuitive palette but think I learned a lot by forcing myself to paint with major color limitations. If anyone cares I have two works on this site from this era. Page four of my work "Spot" and Ritualistic Dreaming" are the best examples.

 

Mario Carta

11 Days Ago

It was interesting to see your earlier works Ronald, I'm sure I would have guessed it was your work even though your work has evolved as it has.:-)

 

Roger Swezey

11 Days Ago

There was a time in my life, when I limited my pallete to 2 colors..Burnt Sienna and Paynes Grey doing watercolors ..Using the white of the paper as my white.

Specializing in scenes of early snow or very old snow...The paper was the snow..The Burnt Sienna the ruts on the ground . And the Paynes Grey: shading and with a wash for the wintry sky


By the way, Ted Kautzky was my hero at that time

 

Roger Swezey

11 Days Ago

Hey Ronald,

Thanks for inviting me to check out "Spot"

For I went for the first time through the entire body of your work...What a Treat!!!


Regarding "Spot" , Your palette was similar to what I described without the White

 

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