Esteemed Subject: Sprouting Yam.
See analogous colors on the wheel.
Oil paint selected to create analogous colors: Yellow-Green (cerulean blue plus cadmium yellow light), Yellow, Yellow-Orange, Orange, and Red-Orange ( cadmium red plus cadmium orange)
First squeeze out tube colors, mix to make new colors if necessary. Make tints by mixing in white.
Determine complements of analogous. I place complements across from each other here.
Mix tones and shades using complements. I added a little white to make tones.
Plug each pure and mixed color into a grid. This grid is arranged same as the palette: Pure tube colors on the far left, then tints, tones, shades and, at the far right, complements.
Treat the canvas with a wash of a tone of one of the dominant colors of the subject.
Develop the image all over and loosely at first. Use different sizes of brushes.
This painting is made of 5 analogous colors and their tints, tones and shades. Tones and shades were made by mixing in a colors’ complement. No pure complements appear directly on the canvas.