Today I had a look at "On Painting" by Emile Gruppe (1896-1978). I like his muted colors. I thought I would try my hand at painting one of his paintings with his palette. I really like where he placed everything within the space. Sequence photos below: (1). I started with a sketch, (2). I set up my palette like his (3). Per Gruppe's suggestion, I put in darks as masses of blue, (4) after that it was a matter of putting in muted warms and cools. His is much better, of course--but (5). I think I managed to get some of the Gruppe "sense"....good practice!
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