Monday, April 1, 2013

Red Gloxinia

Oil on Linen
I love Gloxinia don't you?  They speak to me of Spring, rainy days giving way to sunshine.  In this little painting I used a limited palette of a new combination.  (Cad Red Med, Viridian Green, Cobalt Blue, Naples Yellow, Magenta, White, Smidge of black)  I love the greens that are created using Naples Yellow and Cobalt Blue.  For a brighter green add just a smidge of Cad Yellow Light.

I am finding that I have to really concentrate to keep things fresh and light. My energy level must be up or I have a tendency to work things too hard.  It is important to keep a light touch.  I love the feel of the paint under the brush when you just gently brush the paint on.


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Linda this one speaks to me. The colors are perfect. The yellow with the purples sings. I love seeing your brushstrokes .... This is such a happy painting.

Virginia Floyd said...

Really beautiful painting. I like the hint of using Naples yellow to make greens. I'll have to try it.

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