Saturday, October 25, 2008

Painterly Painting--Book Review--Original Landscape Oil Painting

Working with a limited palette, I created this little 5x7 autumn oil painting today. After reading through some of Bob Rohm's new book, The Painterly Approach, I used a limited palette consisting of Cadmium Yellow, Perylene Red, Ultramarine Blue, and White. He offers a useful definition that expresses the difference between the "linear" approach and the "painterly" approach. My work clearly falls into the painterly approach as he defines it. He suggests a number of different palettes and provides beautiful examples of paintings using each. I am anxious to purchase a few new paints as a result. This book is a wonderful review of painting landscapes in oil with some new ideas thrown in. It updates some of the ideas in Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting and presents them in a colorful, contemporary manner. It provides plenty of inspiration, reviews color theory, and presents a painterly approach to painting landscapes. Please contact me at with the date of this blog entry if you are interested in purchasing this painting.
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1 comment:

krystyna81 said...

I can't believe you painted this masterpiece with such a limited pallette...bravo!