Saturday, August 10, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's " Mystery Palette"

At Karen Margulis suggestion I did a painting using only a limited palette of fourteen pastels I received in the Terry Ludwig Mystery Box.  Once a year you can order the Mystery box, not knowing what you will receive.They are randomly packed with odds and ends from the vast Ludwig selection.  It is so much fun to see what you get each time.  Here is the box of colors I 

I decided to try one of my series landscape paintings using only these colors.  It was a little difficult because the dark gray on the bottom right was the darkest value, which made it hard to make the lighter values look light enough.  Here is that painting.

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Thank you for visiting my blog, have a good weekend.



  1. This is so gorgeous...I tend to love a limited pallet anyway, this proves how beautiful that can be!! Well done!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. thank you! It was a challenge, but I do like the way it turned out. have a great week.

  3. I love working with pastels. My work this week was pastels too. I love the way the sunlight lights up the work. Blessings, Janet PPF

  4. Thank you. Yup, I do pastels in the summer and oils in the winter. Have a great week!


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