The Lesser Light- Daisies and Moon Oil Painting 14x 16

This is a 14 X 16 inch oil painting of daisies under the moon.  The moon is called the lesser light.  In this painting, it is so close the flowers can almost reach up and touch it.  I wanted a kind of sepia feel to the colors of this painting.  I used ivory black, burnt umber, phthalo blue, light cadmium red and titanium white.

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16 thoughts on “The Lesser Light- Daisies and Moon Oil Painting 14x 16

  1. I like it, but I’d be less than truthful if I didn’t say I miss your colors 😦 But then again, stepping back and looking at it a second time, I really do like it, and it does convey the idea of the “lesser light”, so it’s perfect as it is. It’s just surprising to me because I’m so accustomed to your paintings having lots of bold colors. It’s good, though, to “step out of the box” and surprise people.

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    1. Thank you Judith. I have this thing with left over paint. I like to use it! So on this one I used whatever was left over from the last painting which was the four colors I listed. Though, I did have to squeeze out more white. It forces me to do something different than usual. It makes it so my mind is okay with experimenting. Last night I learned how to paint lilies with the left overs from a really bright red, purple and aqua painting.

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      1. Oh, bright colorful lilies! I hope you show them off. I just had a similar experience this morning…using up left-overs. It was really experimental for me, and I’m not sure yet how it’s going to turn out when it’s completely dry. I’ll probably be posting it in a couple of days.

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        1. Lol. I have learned that I can scrape off paint so you know, it was my first try so I finished it, then scraped it off so I can do something else with the canvas!!!! Darn it. I should have taken pictures. I am gonna paint a lily picture soon though. They are pretty fun. It was just a still life, I will redo it soon. Maybe I will put them outside.

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        2. Learning to scrape paint was such a nice thing to learn. So many paintings I could have scraped but threw away. What a waste of canvas!!!! So many little “duh” moments in this learning process.

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        3. LOL, yeah. BTW, I have my “left-over” painting post scheduled for tomorrow. It was an interesting experience. Certainly not a great work of art, but it is special to me. Don’t expect much. πŸ™‚

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        4. Can you wash off water color. I had a friend who said she didn’t like her painting years ago and was gonna give it a bath…like in the bath tub?

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        5. Yeah, you can. If you use pigments that stain — like alizarin crimson — that won’t all wash off, but other that that, yeah, you can rinse it all off, wipe it down, and go for it again. I do that a lot. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much. I do like painting the moon. It is fun! Not so enthralled with the lack of color, but It is good for me to change it up a bit.

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