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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, February 23, 2009

Complementary Still Life

I have been working on a painting in yellows and violets (complementary colors - thus the name of the painting) and was testing my colors on this piece of watercolor paper. The more I looked at it the more I could see flowers in the mixtures. Thus, this afternoon I couldn't resist making it into a painting. I TRIED to keep it loose since that is what I have been working on, but it sure is HARD! The painting is 7" x 11" and is painted on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper. LOL

2 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

BEAUTIFULLY painted. Lovely to look at.

RHCarpenter said...

Lovely with an energy about it perhaps from the directionality or a sense of a breeze blowing the flowers in the vase. Anyway, it's beautifully done!