Archive for March 23rd, 2010

Tangerine with Leaves

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Tangerine with Leaves - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #258 – Tangerine with Leaves
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7.5 inches — 13 x 19 cm
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The leftover gray and violet mixtures I had from the previous painting were mixed together and used for the background here. I really like the dull violet color it produced.

I was very happy to find this little tangerine from the grocery. I love it when the leaves are still attached. I think they add a lot of character.

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Purple Dendrobium Orchid

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Purple Dendrobium Orchid - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #257 – Purple Dendrobium Orchid
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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A while back, I painted these Dendrobium orchid buds. Here’s a painting of one of those buds fully opened.

Phthalo blue is a very powerful color and I have to constantly remind myself to use only a small amount. Too much usually results in a pile of mud-looking mixture.

I often forget, however. I don’t think I’ve ever used it on a background and didn’t end up scraping it off and trying again. This usually means that after the painting is done, I’ll end up with a pile of “mud mix” from the background attempts which didn’t turn out right. Check out the next painting to see how I used that “mud mix”.

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