Sunday, January 29, 2012
There is No Blue Without Yellow, Without Orange.
There is no Blue Without Yellow, Without Orange.
8x6in oil on canvas board 100.
I was thinking of Vincent van Gogh's famous quote taken from a letter he wrote to Emile Bernard, June 1888. The painting was quite lifeless until I punched up the blue. Brighter than what I usually do when painting from life, but the leaves have gone from this favorite tree so this is from a photo.
I am not comfortable painting with a strong color contrast...red and green come to mind but orange and blue has always been a favorite combination but I usually I go for a softer and grayed value of the blue.
Labels: cottonwood tree, landscape, oil, Vincent van Gogh quote There is no blue without orange without yellow.
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.