Donna Clair

Southwest Contemporary Artist


Studio No. 1915 – PUESTA DEL SOL – 40″x40″ Work in Progress (Underpainting) – Color Notes:  All colors blocked in mixing oils with Grumbacher MG Underpainting White and Distilled Turpentine.  Foreground:  Yellow Ochre and Cobalt Blue.  Trees:  Chrome Oxide Green Opaque, some Burnt Sienna and Cobalt Blue.  Darker Sky:  Dioxazine Purple, Cobalt Blue, some Cadmium Red and Thalo Red Rose.  Lighter sky:  Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Thalo Red Rose.  Grayer areas:  Lighter sky colors mixed with Davy’s Grey – a “dirty brush”.  Blue Sky:  Cerulean Blue and MG White. It has been very humid lately due to heavy rains – this underpainting needs to dry for about a week to ten days before I go into it with oil painting medium which contains some turpentine.

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