|Joy Ride Oil 12 x 24"|
9 x 12"
I was happy with the finished "Golden Blankets" with it's thick impasto oil and warm Fall colors but in the back of my mind I wanted to make a studio painting with the horses. I decided to try gamut mapping to create the new scene. Gamut mapping helps you make a more cohesive painting by using a limited pallet. I decided ahead of time what portion of the color wheel I would use, then made some color swatches from it to use for another reference during painting.
|This is the portion of the color wheel I used for this image. I examined my reference photo and narrowed down the colors I needed to make a more cohesive painting.|
|Once I had my gamut mapped out, I figured out how to mix my primaries which were orange, green & blue. All of the colors had to fall within the gamut map but I could add white and black.|
You can see more of my artwork online:
Facebook page (open to the public)
(limited edition canvas giclees)