Saturday, August 20, 2011
Sliced limes and cocktail
I am still on a quest to alter my painting style. I'm trying to use more colors. By that I don't mean more colors on my palette, but trying to see more colors in the objects I am painting. I used a lot of alizarin crimson in this painting for the darks and shadows. In the past I would have used ultramarine blue and burnt umber to make a dark. I like the tint of red that the alizarin gives to the darks.
(This is a fake cocktail. It's colored water. But that doesn't sound as good in a title!) Anyway, there's a chilled bottle of Riesling wine in the fridge, and my hubby just called that he's on his way home. Have a good weekend!
8 inch by 8 inch oil on canvas panel