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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Two Vases of Freesia

Two Vases of Freesia

5x7in  oil on canvas board   90.

This piece was a fast exercise using simple rectangular shapes with the flowers having the only curves.

A brush and palette knife was used with a very limited palette of Cad Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine blue and white.
First I mixed up a purple in two more red and the other more blue. Then I added these purples to the yellow to make the ocher and sienna colors. The yellow of the flowers has a touch of crimson added plus the purple for the shadow. The blue/purple was mixed with yellow to create the greens.
This was much more fun than painting red and green but I am still trying to do the holly painting. If at first you do not succeed...

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1 comment:

  1. I love this painting, Julie!! Gorgeous colors...Happy Holidays!!


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