Cardinals are the main bright spot in an otherwise drab and dreary winter landscape
In painting daffodils and sunflowers, Yellow Ochre is the winner for the subtle variances in petals.
Roseate Spoonbills are quite beautiful until you get a close up look at the bald head and long flat bill.
“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso Colorful Fridays has reached a turning point where the majority of single colors have been covered. Colorful Fridays will begin color mixes after recapping the colors we have covered. Here are the yellows: Healthy Love Inspiring… Continue reading Colorful Fridays–The Yellows
Butterfly Kaleidoscope Remembering the butterflies of summer is a reminder that spring is on the way. These bright bits of moving color will liven up the winter days.
Not only is Zinc White not toxic, if you are big on plein air painting, it doubles as sunscreen and topical treatment for poison ivy, as well.
“A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great love, joy and health.” Leatrice Eiseman executive director, Pantone Color Institute Frantically searching through paint boxes, “Radiant Orchid” is nowhere to be found. No “Radiant Orchid” in the watercolor box or the oil box. Can’t find it in the pastels either. Horror… Continue reading Colorful Fridays–Everything’s Coming Up Orchids
“Happiness is Gamboge, ennui is grey…” Jonathan Meades (The Times of London by Wordsmith.org) The most beautiful warm glowing yellows in paintings are often the result of the liberal use of the orangey yellow Gamboge. So warm and glowing is this color that it is said to be used to dye the robes of certain… Continue reading Colorful Fridays–Red-less Monkey Yellow