Monday, April 16, 2012
6x8in oil on canvas panel 100.
Here I am painting with my least favorite color...green!
I must admit to being blown away by the beauty of the
springtime, vibrant, green color of these trees.
The little creek was full and the shadows were perfect.
There was a white house in the back of the field,
but artist choice prevailed.
I mixed my greens from warm and cool blues
(cerulean and Ultramarine)
and a warm or cool yellow.
(lemon and cad yellow med.)
I always put red into my greens but with wanting the
special, springtime green I mixed a little alizarin with white
to make a medium value of pink and lightly added
just a touch into the mixes
Labels: creek, landscape, oil on canvas panel, springtime green trees, wrm and cool yellow and blues
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.