My Artistic Statement
So these are my "Fundamental Three." Yellow Ochre, Red Oxide (Indian Red), and Prussian Blue.
Call it superficial if you want, but I chose them because they connect to me, and I connect with them. I searched through my paints and color charts to find the yellow, blue, and red that made me feel something. These three are the result.
I find them to be rich, powerful, and moving. For me, their presence in paintings evokes feeling, atmosphere, and power. They are powerful colors and will overpower others. My favorite of the three: Prussian Blue.
Yellow Ochre has been with us for thousands of years. It brings in the warmth of the sun and the moments. It's earthy and rich and, again, powerful.
L.S. Lowry said, "I am a simple man and I use simple materials: Ivory Black, Vermilion, Prussian Blue, Yellow Ochre, Flake White and no medium. That’s all I’ve ever used in my paintings."