Wednesday, October 3, 2007
For Neal, with apologizes to Marvin...from a student
Neal I wish I knew where the orginials for these photos maybe hiding, I know I have them somewhere and then I could make them much easier to view.
I don't know if Scott wants to chime in here as a student like myself, but there are so many of the same things from what little I know of Graydon's system.
For students Marvin's is simple. There are no chips because he limits his skin palette to very few colors:
Mixture of titanium and flake, ivory black and raw umber for the neutral greys.
His complextion colors (again for students - no telling the magic he spins), are Yellow Ochre , Yellow Ochre light, Terra Rosa and Indian Red.
Also on your set palette or not... I think this comes once a student get's control of above, he told me often that I didn't get it and maybe below is why:
Naples yellow, burnt sienna , raw umber for neutralizing reds, ultramarine blue, vermillian hue (cadmium scarlet -gawd forbid :) - and viridain.
Outdoors he adds a cerulean blue, he also mentions a cad yellow light and permanetn alizarian Crimson.
It seems that he makes sure that the values come first and using his neutrals help contol the hue and chroma.
Now I have pretty much paraphrased a workshop sheet so I know better insight can be added.
I don't know if you can tell he isn't very found of cads! :)
I also think he has humbled himself as Graydon would. I know Marvin has spent years perfecting HIS set palette and theory, it does go back to those Art League guys, but it is soley his and he should take credit when credit is due. It is the Mattelson palette - not to be confused with the Masterson box, which I was LOL... but he will likely tell you I am confused about many things here.