Wednesday, June 20, 2012
8x6in oil on canvas board $125. SOLD
A cuppa tea out in the garden is one of the delights of summer.
I have painted this red teapot many times and really enjoy it.
Red is my favorite color because it is so cheerful, but I find
it can be difficult to modulate.
I used orange to lighten and a yellow green to take the garish
look away. To darken, I moved into Quinacridone Magenta
with a little transparent oxide brown. Some green was added
to permanent red as a transition color from shadow to light.
I do hope the blog is fully functioning again and the image
Labels: cup and saucer, daily painter, fracturing technique, impressionism, julie ford oliver, lemons slices, oil on canvas panel, red teapot, still life, teaspoon
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.