Category Archives: Color Theory

Budding Amaryllis

I’ve had several different Amaryllis in the house this winter. Some are very slow and others open quickly. It’s been a good chance to practice some botanical painting with them all at different stages. Advertisements

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Garlic Bulbs

More garlic from my friend’s garden….

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Another almost limited palette with alizarin crimson, cad yellow light, burnt umber, and ultramarine blue. 1559

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Our recent model from drawing class completed in a two hour pose. I used another limited palette of three colors, ultramarine blue, cad yellow, and perylene red. 1598

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The Von Trapp Nursery supplies the local coop with beautiful flowers. When spring comes they bring wonderful tulips. I used this time to play with some new paint colors, quinacridone rose, quinacridone coral, cadmium scarlet, thalo blue (gs), and hansa yellow.

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