Sunday, June 17, 2012
Purple and Alstroemeria
Purple and Alstroemeria.
8x6in oil on canvas panel $125.
White Alstroemerias. I found them difficult to do without making them too
I love them though for three reasons.
They come in many colors,
and they last a while under lights.
Warm and cool colors are important to me in my work.
I try and punch the contrast more than what I actually see.
Here are colors I made up before I started the painting.
I added white to a middle value
and I can bend them up or down
I made the yellow lighter on the cool
side so you could see the full range.
I added purple to cool and darken it.
I made the greens from these colors.
Anytime you add white to a color it
cools it down so to lighten the warm
colors I add a little yellow.
Here is a close-up showing the warm
and cool of the vase and flowers
My light source is warm so the shadows
Labels: alstroemeria flowers, daily painter., floral, fracturing technique, impressionism., julie ford oliver, still life, warm and cool colors demo.
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.