Monday, November 15, 2010

Color Studies

In my book, there is a short essay on the importance of doing small studies from life to help you understand the nature of light and color. Here's a selection of small oil studies from my archives. These are tiny...maybe 2x3". I consider these studies perhaps the most useful thing I do for myself as an artist.


Blogger Aaron Wilkin said...

beautiful pics man!!!!

1:12 AM  
Blogger Erik said...

Oh wow, I love these, so much information in these little paintings. Do you paint these on a panel, multiple paintings per panel or do you use another method for this?

2:56 AM  
Blogger Alexander said...

really good studies and colors !!

4:39 AM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

Erik - I usually buy a bunch of masonite board, gesso it, then slap it on the table saw and cut it up. I keep them in the studio so I just grab a few when I think I'll need them.
Sometimes helps to mix a fast-drying medium in with the regular medium so they dry quicker.

12:07 PM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Beautiful studies Marco!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Alexi Chabane said...

I love the second one down from the top (on the left side), I think you should do a bigger version of that island!

8:47 PM  
Blogger mvi said...

nice panting excellent work photo to painting

3:54 AM  

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