Thursday, 30 October 2014

Yellow Rose

palette knife painting of a yellow rose
Another palette knife rose. I chose a yellow one because yellow is both my favourite colour but also the colour I probably find hardest to work with. Achieving a luminous glow is one difficulty - although I have discovered that forking out for a tube of a pure cadmium helps - but the principle one is mixing shadow colour. Using the complementary of a reddish-violet is not always the solution as the result can be too grey. Darkening the shade of yellow with the addition of red, even a lovely transparent red, can produce a result which is too orange. 
This rose is an intermediate step in my journey to 'getting it right'.
Thank you for looking at my paintings.