Charles Sims (1873 - 1928)

Charles Sims (1873 – 1928)

 

I was drawn by the rhythmically dissonant colors of Charles Sims. The way he handles the saturation of the colors feels fresh and otherworldly. Some of the children figures are connected to another metaphysical plane. Later I found out he was consider an Outsider Artist.
There is more information in Harold Speed’s “Oil Painting Techniques and Materials”
Here is a description of his palette:
Flake white
Pale cadmium
Yellow ochre
Light red
Ruby madder
French ultramarine
Viridian
Burnt sienna
Blue-black
For occasional use:
Scarlett vermilion
Cerulean blue
Terra vert
Prussian blue
Medium:
Roberson’s medium and turpentine spirit.

Bio from Wikipedia

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