Monday, April 28, 2008

analogous


The orangey and dark reds I'm trying to get elude me. This instead uses all the reds and pinks on my palette.
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7 comments:

Suzanne said...

Today and Saturday's flowers are lovely! All your reds seem to work together perfectly.

laura said...

Thanks, Suzanne. I try not to succumb to the fallacy that what I paint has to look like what I'm painting, but the top three poppies were this particular shade of orange ... I tried to "get" it, but couldn't!

Ruth said...

Gorgeous! Do you use some sort of different medium to get that mottled white? So pretty. All these shades are fantastic together.

laura said...

Hi Ruth. Thanks. I'm afraid the "mottled white" is a reflection caused by my impatience: the paper was still wet when I took the photo!

Ruth said...

Ohhhh, :D. But it's kinda cool, no?

Tracy Wandling said...

These are beautiful! You mix colors so well. What are the reds you use? I'd love to know what went into these beauties!

laura said...

Ruth--I guess you could get a similar look by scumbling a wax crayon over the paper, then painting ... I'll have to try it.

Thanks Tracy. I'm very bad at keeping track of my colors, especially since I have (at least) 3 palettes in use. But here I used M. Graham's naphthol red--a warm, true red that I prefer to cadmium for its brightness; quinacridone red; rose madder genuine, and magenta. Also some gamboge for the orange-leaning reds.

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