Donna Clair

Southwest Contemporary Artist


Studio No. 516 – VALDEZ (Valdez, New Mexico) – 30″x24″ Work in Progress (Glazes) – It is my belief that this stage of the painting is essential – after the underpainting has dried thoroughly, I use my oil painting medium to thin the colors to a transparent or semi-transparent glaze.  This is where I establish the darks and develop a richness to the final painting.  Color Notes:  Earth tones – Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Sienna.  Shadows:  Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna and Dioxazine Purple.  Foliage – Darks:  Prussian Blue and Burnt Sienna.  Lighter shades:  Yellow Ochre and Burnt Sienna (and sometimes a dirty brush with the greens still on it – modulates the color).

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