Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fall Bouquet -SOLD

oil 12x9 inches click for more accurate color and magnify feature Another painting from the same grocery store bunch. I loved working with all the subtle variations of greens. Greens can be tricky. I don't use any tube greens. I mix all my greens with combinations of ultramarine blue, cad yellow medium, and cad yellow light. For a brighter green I use thalo blue instead. But I almost always add cad red light. Somebody told me once, "Every good green has some red in it." I think it's true. Of course sometimes a careful touch of T white is needed.


  1. Great Fall color! Nice listening to your green mixes. I like the thought about the red mix to the green. I guess it needs to be toned down with the red. Loved seeing your extra picture of the wrap around. Greater appreciation of the great painting! Do you have pretty Fall color in your area of California?? It is such a huge state with so much diversity of landscape.

  2. Love this!
    And I'm going to remember the saying, "Every good green has some red in it." Good to remember when I wonder why those greens look garish sometimes!

  3. I love all your flower and still life paintings....wish I could do flowers as well as you. They are beautiful!


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