"Insignificance #1" in acrylic

"Insignificance #1"  in acrylic
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Love the limited palette.

I tend to use a very limited palette. My water colour palette has three red - brown elements, four yellows and three blues - but i would never expect to use more than half of those colours at any one time. I have been a leather technician all my working life and that has included colour matching in both dyes and pigments - 3 basic colours are the most we would look to use in matching a shade. A limited palette does tend to give continuity of colour though a painting and holds the painting together. Tonal values are more important than colour to my mind. cheers Mike C.

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18/08/2016
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not my usual medium and, yes, there is a figure in there - very insignificant though.

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Mike Capenerhurst

Born & lived in Leicester for 30 years before coming to NZ in 1965 with wife and family. Dropped art at school for more "useful" subjects. Interest resurrected upon arriving out here. Started with oils, moved to water colour some 20 years ago.. Have played with etching and like it. Primarily self…

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