The Nude in the 21st Century

Gill Alexander



Paul Barton



Joesph Besch



Cathie Carroll



Cathie Carroll



Patrick Deshaye



Suzanne Fitzgerald



Edi Franc



Ghislaine Fremaux



Jay Giliberty



Jay Giliberty



Matthew Glover



Brad Gooch



Sebastian Hyde



Thomas C. Jackson



Thomas C. Jackson



John Kayrouz



Beth Kehoe



Elizabeth Kendall



Elizabeth Kendall



Patrick Kernan



Joe Lastomirsky



Joe Lastomirsky



Mary Lepingwell



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Harold Lohner



Lawrence Mannato



Jason Mayer



Helen Oh



Mabrie Ormes



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Robert Paulmenn



rachel petrovich



Jason Pitzl



Jason PItzl



Nick Rezetar



NIck Reszetar



Sohail Shehada



Chris Sheridan



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Gregory Siler



Gregory Siler



Mike Southern



Margaret van Patten



Roger Walkup



Roger Walkup



Eric Wallis


Robert Paulmenn
(Astoria, OR USA)
Artist Website

Reclining Nude, Oil, 24"x36"

Primary Practice: Exploring Color

You may have heard the term "studio practice" or maybe not. For me it means showing up at my studio and going to work every day.

Over the past couple of years, this practice has been about exploring the possibilities of the limited palette. What this means is that I have reduced the number of colors I use to the three primaries: red, yellow and blue. These three can then be combined to make a secondary group of colors: orange, purple and green. These are also the complimentary colors to the primary group: orange to blue, purple to yellow and green to red. When these are combined, they create earthy greys.

I also have ivory black, raw umber and transparent red oxide on the palette to neutralize and reduce the chroma or color intensity when needed or to add depth to the darks, continuing to extend the variety of color possibilities. I also have cremnitz white on the palette. Adding white changes the value of the color or how light or dark the color is adding still more color possibilities.

This allows for endless variations of color and shows, in the end, that the limited palette really has no limits.


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