Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Orange Party -sold

oil on canvas panel 12x9 inches
Every once in a while an analogous color scheme appeals to me: orange, yellow orange, yellow and yellow green are all next to each other on the color wheel. Trader Joe's had these ranunculus on sale, and a good assortment of interesting orange, peach and red-orange little buds with their characteristic squirrelly stems. Even the yellow-ochre background is a cool version orange.


  1. Beautiful Karen! I love all your paintings. Love the warm colors of this one.

  2. this IS a party and love the way the composition travels all throughout the painting-very nice!

  3. Your choice of colour scheme, handling of those squirrelly stems, soft buttery feeling of the painting, and brushstrokes are very appealing.

  4. Karen,
    I really enjoy your work and this one is especially wonderful. I like all the colors and the shadows are really good. I like the loose, fun feeling and all the gorgeous greens with the beautiful oranges:)

  5. really beautiful colors, nice warm feeling.


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