Red Sunflowers 14 X 18 Inch Oil Painting

The colors of this sunflower painting are turquoise and bright red which are really hard for me to photograph.  I gave up.  Red and turquoise however are excellent colors together.  I do like the combination.

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22 thoughts on “Red Sunflowers 14 X 18 Inch Oil Painting

    1. Thank you very much! Do it! So awesome together. Might be cool with a really warm green thrown in as well…lime granny appley not olive…although olive would look nice too I think.

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      1. I should have done a shocking green but I was at the point I couldn’t see color anymore and the light was bad, so I said…done!

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    2. I should have done a shocking green but I was at the point I couldn’t see color anymore and the light was bad, so I said…done!

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        1. Lol. Yes, I had my show but I didn’t really take many pictures. I was going to look through them at some point to see if there is anything showable but haven’t done that yet. The art will hang through September. Got lots of compliments. Made 4 sales at the tent. One 18 X 24 inch painting and 3 glasses. It was fun but a ton of work so I need to really look into which art and crafts fairs are more appropriate for what I make. The best part was there was a roasted corn booth right across from mine, and the husbands love corn. Me, not so much…but they got free corn all day cuz they helped the corn people set up their booth. I saw an old friend from elementary school and got to use my etsy ap to take credit cards so my shop shows a sale, Got my feet wet and learned lots so I am happy I did it. And, the guy beside us made jewelery and had these cute metal wire scorpions he made so I got my husband one to put on his dashboard in the truck. So cute. Our souvenir.

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  1. I know what you mean about certain colors being hard to photograph. It is almost depressing sometimes when you like a painting but you cannot get the photo to show it! Very nice color.

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    1. Thank you Fritz. I was told it was because the camera wants to move all the colors to the middle ranges. It does not like extreme colors. So like if you are taking a painting class on a computer, the instructor might be painting with a really light tint and it will look darker grey on the screen until you hold up white paper over it so the camera can see the contrast. It is annoying for me because I use lots of red and lots of turquoise and the camera won’t pick up on the subtle differences in values and hues and it wants to make all my turquoise denim colored. How does that work??? Cool to warm? Denim is cool right…towards the purple side of blue right? Turquoise is cool?

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  2. You seem to have a great eye for color, that is integral I believe in being a successful artist. You have a flourish for your strokes, I love how that bottom left sunflower is designed. That green against that red…..bam! beautiful and that background….yummy! So why was it hard to photograph? trying to get the true colors to show? how close were you?

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    1. Thank you Margaret. I appreciate that. I gotta keep,working on that. I really like my last two months worth of sunflower work. I think I have settled in on a style that I am comfortable with and can work from there to expand. I love palette knife or heavy stroked backgrounds and increasing texture as the painting comes foreword and of course, I am always experimenting with color combinations. I was informed that my style would be called painterly realism or Impressionism which I thought was interesting.

      You know, the glare was hard to deal with, and it didn’t matter if I was outdoors in the shade like Amber taught me to do or in doors or less light…the blues and reds do not want to photograph well together for me ever…I always have a hard time. But it seems like the thicker I paint, the harder it gets and the glare is yucky. This was the closest I could get and the colors are showing pretty darn close, but the picture isn’t clear…glare!!! Personally, I think it is user error. I am not a photographer. Terrible.

      Check your etsy conversation when you get a chance.

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      1. I love hearing your process because it helps me as well. I think that is why I love it here on WP. I like to discuss art and the ins and outs, I learn when we all get into the nitty gritty of the art making process. Okay…I will go to etsy.

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        1. I like that about wp also. It is nice to hear what other people have tried and what works and may not work, plus I like to see what other people are creating. I really enjoy looking at other people’s art.

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    2. I was anywhere from 4 to 6 feet and then just layed the painting flat on a table in a room that has natural light and shade and stood right over it about 3 feet away…the colors were about right and I said….DONE!

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