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.