Plums are appearing in the markets, and they are great to eat out of hand and to paint. I used Hansa Yellow, Cobalt Teal, and this time, Lamp Black to see how it would work with the other two colors. No reds in this triad.
Going through a period of disliking much of what I have been doing, it occurred to me that in addition to simplifying color detail, maybe it would also be a good idea to simplify my palette of colors.
Here, apples in a primary triad of sorts: Quin Gold, Cobalt Teal, and Permanent Alizarin Crimson.
I was quite surprised at how deep I could get the shadows using the alizarin and teal, as well as how delicate the pale shades could be. A bit overworked, too, but the lessons are sinking in if I am lucky!