Sergio Lopez - North SF Bay Area Fine Artist

Upcoming Shows and Events

•Spoke Art: April 7, 2016. "The 5th Annual Moleskine Show." San Francisco, CA.

•Bakersfield Museum of Art: April 9th, 2016. "Kern County Plein Air." Bakersfield, CA.

•Christopher Queen Gallery: May 1st, 2016. "The Golden Hour." Duncans Mills, CA.

•Abend Gallery: May 13th, 2016. "Contemporary Figuration." Denver, CO.

•Paso Arts Fest: May 26th, 2016. "Signature Exhibition." Paso Robles, CA.

•Los Gatos: June 18th, 2016. "Los Gatos Plein Air." Los Gatos, CA.

Sonoma Plein Air: September 10th, 2016 "Sonoma Plein Air." Sonoma, CA.

•Modern Eden Gallery: September 17th, 2016. Beautiful Bizzare Invitational Show. San Francisco, CA.

•Christopher Queen Gallery: October 2nd, 2016. "A Splendid Journey: 40th Anniversary Show." Duncans Mills, CA.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why A Limited Palette is Awesome...

There's something about having a limited palette that forces you to think in a different way. The lack of any strong colors makes you consider different combinations that may actually be more accurate than if you could get to the "right colors" with a full palette. When your strongest red is Transparent Brown Oxide, your brightest yellow is Yellow Ochre mixed with white, and your deepest green is YO mixed with Ultramarine, it limits you considerably yet harmonizes everything better. Actually the most fun is trying to keep warm colors warm with very muted warm colors. You know how white just totally cools your color mixtures? The only choice you have is to mix in some yellow ochre and some transparent brown oxide and HOPE it looks warm enough. Very challenge but very enjoyable.

Major props from the onlooking geezers on this one:


JimmyG said...

Great stuff Sergio! I'm really enjoying your explorations after the Tiemens workshop. Wish I could've gone. Is the bottom painting at Inspiration Point in Tilden?

Mike Stanislavsky said...

dog! if u ever show up to vegas theres awesome places, u need to teach me how u do that

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