Bharadwaj Kulkarni

Bharadwaj Kulkarni
p o t e n t i a l w i t h a c a p i t o l "P"

This photograph was taken by a 14 year old living in Bangalore, India.

Take a few minutes to enjoy his blogs and encourage him in his pursuit of photography.

Bharadwaj Kulkarni
P h o t o g r a p h y B l o g
B r i l l i a n t I d e a B l o g

V i s i t E n j o y C o m m e n t E n c o u r a g e

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Carol Marine

Carol Marine
v i b r a n t c o l o r a n d s t y l e

It was February of 2007 when I stumbled on Carol's blog, and I have been entranced by her art ever since. Colors pop, edges vibrate, and my heart races when my eyes meet her rich paintings. Uniquely styled and unforgettably composed, Carol's paintings feature bold strokes depicting a surprise of color combinations with just the right amount of ambiguity and focus.

From simple to complex composition, Carol's approach remains fresh, clean, and smart.

Even her landscapes are a lovely interpretation of a place you'd want to be.
Lush light sides and deep shadows engage the mind
to interpret and fill in with detail.

I was so inspired by Carol's work that I attempted a piece of my own in her style of composition and subject matter. It was one of the most liberating painting sessions I've had.

Carol Marine is represented by the Walley Workerman Gallery, Twinhouse Art Gallery, and the Corse Gallery & Atelier where her more detailed and large scale paintings can be found. She is also available for workshops and is a member of Daily Paintworks.

Carol Marine
B l o g W e b s i t e

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Complimentry Palette

It's true that one can mix any color desired
by using the three primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue.
But have you ever try painting with 2 colors?

I never thought it was possible until I read this American Artist Article earlier in the week. I was intrigued by the notion that one could paint a seemingly full color painting using only 2 complimentary pigments. That would give you 3 palette possibilities: Red/Green, Blue/Orange, and Yellow/Purple.

"Three Onions"
(Orange/Blue Palette)
Joyce Washor

“Using only two families of color (complementary colors) will naturally give your paintings strength and harmony,”
says Joyce Washor in her book Big Art, Small Canvas: Paint Easier, Faster, and Better With Small Oils

Another benefit to this technique is stated in the article: "Complementary palettes are effective for creating rich color because colors appear most vibrant when placed next to their complements."

Just as there are benefits we can also come across some limitations (as can be expected) with the limited palette technique. Granted those who use this method find that there are some colors that just can't be as vibrant as a premixed tube from the store. For instance, "with a red/green palette, a truly vibrant blue is not possible."

Still Life of Egg and Glass
(Red/Green Palette)
Jacob Stevens

"One of the biggest challenges artists face with this palette is training their eyes to see the subtle nuances in color temperature and intensity."

Well, I'm game for trying this out at least once. Apparently it may take more than one painting to get the hang of it as the limitations are deceptively intricate It did take Washor a couple years before she started feeling comfortable with the technique. But hey, I'm up for spending less money on those fancy oil pigments.

Have you attempted a limited palette of primaries or compliments?
Let us know how it goes!