Sunday, April 29, 2012
8x6in oil on canvas board 100.
Busy day today, but time to do a quick study of my favorite flowers.
They are elegant at every stage.
This is the time of year they are starting to bloom in some lucky areas
of the country.
This study was all about warm and cool colors.
The sun cast a warm yellow light and I placed the callas where
the shadows formed a strong diagonal.
The green changes are the most noticeable. They are a strong yellow/green
in the sunlight and a much cooler blue/green in the shadow.
The white on the flowers had so much light bouncing around them
they did not get too dark, but the sky cast down its color in the shade
and produced delicate hues of blue and mauve.
Labels: Calla Lilies, floral, oil on canvas panel, Shadow colors mauve and blue., Warm and cool shades of green
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.