I love color. I’m constantly thinking about color. I think about how to make it brighter and more vivid. I think about how to juxtapose it so that it screams or whispers. I think about the emotion that different colors stir. The strange thing about color is that it is an illusion. We construct it in our mind. That kinda freaks me out. I wonder what is really there that I can’t see. I love mystery! Anyway, here is another colorful painting (in my head anyway) of what I imagine to be a crowd of red poppies in a natural amphitheater.
This Iris was painted for Challenge #7, Let’s Paint New Mexico. The photograph that inspired my iris painting was taken in Jemez, New Mexico. I am loving the purples.
Challenge 1-2018 Let’s Paint New Mexico
Just messing around with a relatively new set of primary colors. Cyan, Magenta and Yellow plus white.
This is an 18 X 18 inch still life of gladiolus and chrysanthemum.
This is my final still life painting from a class I just finished. The class included 8 still life lessons and 2 lessons on miscellaneous topics. The teacher is Daniel Edmondson and I enjoyed the class and thought he gave me lots of helpful advice. I might take the beginning landscape course next. I painted this on a 12 X 16 canvas with 2 extra coats of gesso on top of the pre-primed coats.