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.