Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Botanical Stroll -a plein air oil painting from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens


oil 9x2 inches magnify/purchase "Life is what happens while you are making other plans." Just got back from a family emergency in Idaho. Thankfully, everybody's doing fine now. Here's a painting I did a few weeks ago at the Botanical Gardens in Claremont. While starting I snapped a few shots of folks walking up the path. I added this couple last using my phone shot as reference. Most of these greens have thalo green in them. I've since removed that pigment from my palette. I decided it's a bit loud for me even when neutralized with some red. I prefer to mix my own greens from the primaries or pre-mix a green from Payne's Gray and Cad Lemon before I go out. Greens can be tricky. I like them natural, not loud. That being said, I am still pleased with the color harmony in this painting.

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  1. Gorgeous Karen, as is your still life previousely. All the best.
    Vic.

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    1. Thank you, Vic. Always good to hear from you.

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    2. Thank you, Vic. Always good to hear from you.

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