Category Archives: Paintings

New Zorn Palette Still Life

Carrying on with my limited palette studies – “Things Aren’t As Yellow As They Seem”.  Oil on canvas paper using only cad red deep, yellow ochre, titanium white and ivory black. Enjoy! K.M.

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Zorn landscape

Worked on an underpainting for a small landscape oil painting yesterday.  Although the Zorn palette (cad red, yellow ochre, black and white) may seem more suited to figurative work I thought I’d try it out on a landscape. Quite like … Continue reading

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Zorn fruit revisited

Realized my first attempt was a little chalkier than I would like so did a minor retouch – still getting used to this very minimal 4 colour palette. K.M.

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“Lambie” – a graphite sketch

A little graphite sketch of my daughter’s much loved and well-traveled “Lambie”. A great subject for some more Zorn palette practice.  Stay tuned… K.M.

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Zorn Palette Fruit

My first experiment on painting a subject in oil using the very limited Zorn palette. I used cad red for my red, ivory black, titanium white and yellow ochre.  This piece is done on 9 x 12 in. canvas paper … Continue reading

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Getting back at long last

Well my stint back in industry is drawing to a close soon so I’ve been busy getting myself re-established in Ottawa. Have found very reasonable studio time with live model once a week so getting started with some figurative work. … Continue reading

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Sketchbook business…

A few studies in planar anatomy – something I’ve been playing with lately.  Some figurative gesture sketches and some fruit.  Been finding time to squeeze in some drawing until I can get back to painting late winter/Spring. Enjoy! K.M.

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