Today, a package arrived from Jerry’s Artarama—a result of a gift card my dear husband gave me for Christmas. He’s a great guy, and not just because he understands and supports my need to paint and write and sing. Well, maybe that has something to do with why I love him so much, but in general, he’s a great guy all the way around.
Anyway, in that package were new Michael Harding oil colors. (I wrote about Michael Harding’s paints in an earlier post. They really are like no other when it comes to color pureness and saturation.) I took them out. I held them in reverence.
And of course I had to use them. Right away.
I squirted Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, and Bright Green Lake onto my palette. There was also some Winsor & Newton Quinacridone Magenta, Titanium White, and Viridian left over from the day before, so I used those as well.
They played together very nicely.
Here’s the result: “Still Life with Yellow Flowers.”
I love the Michael Harding Cadmium Lemon Yellow, by the way. It’s unlike other lemon yellows I’ve tried. Cool, but not too cool. Strong, but not too overpowering. It makes a statement, and it makes me very, very happy.