Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
6x8in oil on canvas board 100.
I wanted to work with some different colors today and it was easy to raid the fridge. I decided to go with yellow using the pear and golden apples and have the black grapes for contrast and drama..
Yellows are always warm and cheerful and are perfect used in a close cropped design like this.
Another plus for using the warm color of yellow is the eye can focus on it better than a cool color. I have no idea why this is, but I do know that I was taught that yellow is the first color to drop out of the spectrum in receding space. Every time I gaze at the golds of sunrise and sunset, I try and figure this out!
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.