Sunday, November 13, 2011

Red Fruit and Ornaments

6 x 6"
oil on canvas

I used three different reds and a purple on my palette for this painting. I used to be a purist when it came to paint colors, but I've discovered - partly through painting brightly colored, shiny things like ornaments - that a few extra tubes of paint can really help. Purple is a great example - I used to mix purple from Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin, but now I use Dioxazine purple instead, and I feel like I'm not "wasting" so much of that precious Ultramarine!

2 comments:

Debbie said...

Beautiful! .. and I Love the cranberries!!!!!

Sarah said...

Lol, Debbie - I'd never have tried it if it hadn't looked like so much fun in your paintings!