Friday, April 30, 2010

Quote of the day: "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." Pablo Picasso

Hi friends and painters.  I am getting ready to enter  2 of my paintings into the San Diego fair art exhibit. I just have to think of which 2 I want to enter. The deadline to register is tonight, so wish me luck.

Here is the latest WIP I am working on. We are supposed to paint a painting using a tetrad color scheme which is using 4 colors that make a square or a rectangle on the color wheel. I have chosen Cad yellow, vermillion, mauve, and windsor blue. I love irises so  this is a joy to paint.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hi all, and hope everyone is well.
I have just completed this latest painting. I got to reference from suzannewi on webshots. I think this is my favorite painting I have done in awhile. I used a limited pallette of various oranges and blues to create  a soft appearance. When you want to get luminosity in you paintings, you should try to paint with just one layer, because added layers tend to dull that color. FYI