Friday, 25 December 2015

"I see you have turkey..."

I see you have turkey, oil painting, cat looking at turkey
Painted with an extremely limited palette of Venetian red, cad yellow, black and white except for the cat's eyes for which I also used a tiny pin spot of blue to make green and the blue left over from that formed the oven lights.
For me, Venetian Red is the most difficult colour I own. Worse than Pthalo Blue or Pthalo Green: its opacity and pigmenting strength is absolutely formidable. I used the tiniest amount to make this painting and even so had to re-start twice.

My turkey is downstairs, very likely being eyed up by my cat so I must scoot now and sort it out. Have a lovely rest of your day.

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