Wednesday, March 30, 2011

" Pink and Green" 10" x 10" oil on linen

While I have this booty of fresh flowers, I will use them in numerous still life set ups. I just need to keep their water fresh and the ideas flowing. I built a light box in my studio and drape it with a blackout cloth. That way I can control the light on my set up for hours, even as the sun comes through my skylight. I usually do these smaller paintings in one session. Not because it takes a short amount of time, for often it doesn't. I just have to go with the flow and I, fortunately, do not have to break to fix dinners for someone else, especially if I'm not hungry. I'm enjoying working with the cool red on my palette, a welcome change. This red is Permanent Rose( quinacridone) , and makes wonderful purples and violets mixed with cobalt or ultramarine blue.


LindaHunt said...

This has a very refreshing and confident feel to it...beautiful color and the composition is great! Good idea about the black cloth...I built one too and didn't think to add the cloth...

Tina Concetta Revie said...

Love the pink flower Kathryn! I enjoy paintings where the subject(s) are cropped.Your colour palette is beautiful.

Tina Concetta Revie said...

I love the pink flower! Nice composition and colour palette Kathryn!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Beautiful, Kathryn!
How delicious to spend
hours painting without being
tugged by dinnerguilt!
Wallowing in that idea
for a minute.
I like it:)

Julia said...

Kathryn, I'm always amazed at how you use colors. I like that you used that turquoise color on your apple reflecting the vase color. I would have never thought of that. I admire your paintings. JB