Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Poppy Spray is an impressionistic floral painting done with a limited palette which included: Prussian blue, quin red, cadmium yellow, Naples yellow and white, along with yellow ochre. It is a very dramatic painting and looks great in a frame. And, the colors are somewhat restrained, so it would look good in most any room of the house. Prussian blue is one of my favorite blues - and to me, is a cross between Winsor Blue and ultramarine blue - it does not have the bite of Thalo blue, but still has a lot of tinting strength. And, it makes a beautiful, subtle mauve when mixed with alizarin crimson or quin red and white. Second and third photos show detail of these bright blooms. Your comments are always welcome.