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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sunflowers, Oil 8 X 10


Hi there, I painted this today. Do you like the very dark almost black background? I met an artist a while back that paints very dark backgrounds and he was generous and shared his formula so I'll share it with you. He mixes phalo green and alizaron crimson and then for a sense of light on top he might add cad yellow or cad orange. I'll play around with this again, I think I like it. I like the looseness of the crock and little green pitcher, I'm always working on trying to be loose and leave my brush strokes. Have a great day. Barb

4 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Barb, your still lifes are very well drawn. I like the dark background.
I like a mixture of thalo green or viridian, alizarin and Ultramarine for a nice transparent dark.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Mary, Thank you, I'll try your formula next time. Things really pop on the dark background. Barb

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Like the way the dark really brings the sunflowers alive - or pop as you said! I'll remember that mix....

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Julie, I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the nice comment. I'll stop by and visit you. Barb