Sunday, August 05, 2007

Basil Gogos

Two Days ago, I decided to have some fun and paint Basil Gogos, experimenting with a split-complimentary palette. I chose yellow-green as my dominant, so my splits were cadmium red and violet. The yellow-green is used as my yellow, red is red, and violet is my blue. I also used a touch of black and of course white. I found that using a split-complimentary palette helps to create harmony it also allowed me more control and I could paint much faster. It's a lot of fun especially when painting Basil Gogos!!

The man can paint! I was familiar with paintings of his, but didn't know who had done them. Recently I was given a copy of his book as a gift from the guys that I painted my Zombie Elvis for . . . they also somehow managed to get the book signed by Basil. I love looking through the book there's so many wonderful paintings and drawings, a lot can be learned for anyone who loves to paint. Anyways, I've decided that I'm going to give this original to Basil, a gift for his inspiration!

Painted all in one sitting, about six hours.

oil on panel, 9x12.


Blogger Larry Seiler said...

awesome piece, kiddo!!!!

He'll absolutely love it, I'm sure!

wouldn't it be a kicker to find that a lot of the color he achieved in his work came from a similar palette and way to think about color!!!'ll be having all kinds of artists asking you, "split-complementary palette? Waddaheckisdat?

Just say..."old school...old school!"

its awesome! Going to click on it and see it bigger now!


5:46 PM  
Blogger Fred Harper said...

Nice! That's one of my favorite palettes!

9:09 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Skin texture is terrific on this. Your understanding of the color wheel is exemplified in the end result. Finally this is just a plain fun, compelling piece. I saw the Monster Magazize artist's work at a show in L.A. last January. Awesome!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thanks Dad, I'm so glad you took the time to explain the split-comp with me!

Fred, do you use this type of palette often?

Thank you Bill, I thought it was a funny idea, painting Gogos as one of his monsters, it's even more funny to me that he's smiling . . . he's a happy monster. That would have been cool seeing some of his originals. Wow!

10:30 PM  
Blogger Ryan Wood said...

Fantastic colors and some amazing painting. Nice work!!

12:34 PM  

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