Friday, December 01, 2006

Daily Painting Practice 102- Practice painting Orange

This was a fun beginning almost like watercolor painting.... Is that an oxymoron?
I like the color I picked for the background this time. I changed from my usual burnt umber/ultra marine blue to Ultra-marine and indian red with a touch of Pthalo green. I also used Liquin Medium this time instead of just paint to kee things fluid and more transparent.
I started painting the design very light and grayed down the color. I should probably learn to use more brushes. Usually I only use just two brushes sometimes only three.
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oil on masonite

I may keep painting oranges until I get it right. Or I may pick another color to do battle with. Good thing it is the weekend. I'll concentrate on my larger work and put the oranges away.... or eat them.


Anonymous said...

Were you able to stick to your 2-hour timeframe for this painting?

Peter Yesis said...

I strayed and went 2 1/2 hrs. 3 if you count the time I used to make tea and sit back to evaluate.

Anonymous said...

I'm chuckling about the tea.

I like your use of both warm and cool colors in the ceramic piece.

Anthony said...

Amazing and beautiful. I especially love the pattern and texture on the bowl. Your lighting on all these set ups is really nice too.

Kevo said...

I have to agree with Anthony, you've done really well - quite striking. I really appreciate the tips this blog of yours gives.