Friday, May 24, 2013

Daylily

 
12"X 12'
Oil
Stretched Canvas
$200.00
 
These are daylilies from my garden...they don't last long so it was a real challenge to capture the lovely light on the petals before they began to turn inward.  I used a simple palette here.  I have grown to love the violets that I get when I mix Cobalt Blue and Cad Red Medium.  Very subtle but very beautiful.

6 comments:

Jerry Stocks said...

This painting is so soft and beautiful---love all the shades of coral.

Helen Moreda said...

Quiet, restful, gentle. And that is a nice painting! Beautiful colors.....

LindaHunt said...

Thank you, Jerry and Helen. These daylilies are my most favorite because I am drawn to the muted red orange color. So much fun to paint.

Jo Mackenzie said...

I have to try that color combination. On the AHA program they were talking about how cadmiums don't play well with others...I do not know what this means so I need to learn about it...

LindaHunt said...

I am not sure what they mean...you have to bring it to the blueish side and then I tint it...then it is an amazing blue violet. It tends to look dirty when you force it to the purple. Does that make any sense?

Meredith Adler said...

I agree, this painting shows a wonderful use of color and beautiful softness. Thanks for telling us about your color mix, too.