Happy Boxing Day


“Choate’s Snag (aft Fred Choate)”, 18×14 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 25dec08, using Fragonard triple primary palette.

Those students of Fred Choate are familiar with this motif.  This painting is an enlarged embelishment of Fred’s Original “First” plein air painting.  The shapes and composition remain the same here; but the colors, values, and temperatures have been changed.

I took this as a challenge… especially since I was experimenting all over the board with the palette… virtually nothing in the paint I was using was the same as usual… OK we were drinking alternating shots of Spanish Absinthe and Sangiovese Wine [Merry Christmas everyone].   Below is the Palette…

Fragonard Triple Primary Palette

White == Permalba [Weber]
Cool Yellow == Chrome Yellow Light Hue [Fragonard]
Earth Yellow == Raw Umber [M.Graham]
Warm Yellow == Chrome Yellow Deep Hue [Fragonard]
Warm Red == Cadmium Red Medium [Fragonard]
Earth Red == Venetian Red [PR101, Fragonard]
Cool Red == Garnet [PV19 blue shade, Fragonard]
Cool Blue == Deep Ultramarine Blue [Fragonard]
Earth Blue == Chrome Green [pg60, Fragonard]
Warm Blue == Phthalo Blue [Fragonard]


Using the Walnut Alkyd Oil Medium from M.Graham it appears that the colors really jump out at you in this.  We will see over time.  This could also be caused by my use of the VGA camera on my phone.

Happy Holidays!

Now that Christmas is over with are you ready for Epiphany!


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