Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dark Orange

6" x 9" oil on canvas on foam board
$100.00 + $10. s/h
contact me if interested
While painting this poppy series, I constantly struggled with the "dark oranges." I was adding alizaron and getting a redder orange. But I didn't see the dark orange that way. Finally, I went outside my regular palette and used magenta, part of my extended palette. I like this color mixture much better. I guess the extended palette is kind of like the extended family: great to have.

1 comment:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Nice one, Pam.. I love poppies. And I agree dark orange is extremely difficult to paint (surpassed only by dark yellow, imho!). You did a nice, believable job on it!