Sunday, March 11, 2012
Garden Cosmos was a fun painting for a Sunday afternoon. Only one true pink used here - Rose Madder and in some places a touch of cadmium red medium for warmth. I like the way the blue-green in the sage colored background sets off the pink blooms. This light sage color is a mixture of cobalt blue, Naples yellow and a slight touch of cadmium yellow deep, and of course, titanium white. My medium and dark green foliage is a mixture of Prussian blue and cad yellow, sometimes some Naples and sometimes cobalt. I finished the painting off with a nice coat of satin varnish for a subtle sheen. Second and third photos show detail of my blushing blooms. Your comments are always welcome.