30 Day Painting Challenge: Day 8

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30 Day Painting Challenge: Day 8

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.

By |2017-03-02T20:20:57+00:00January 8th, 2015|30 Paintings in 30 Days, Floral, Paintings, Still Life|0 Comments

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