Saturday, March 20, 2010

14x11 oil on linen panel
Although I painted this piece a couple weeks ago, I'm just now getting to posting it. This started out as my demo piece during my 2 day still life workshop but I ended up finishing on my own. I was struggling for a bit with trying to capture the brilliance in the red flowers but was determined enough to figure it out. Many times I find it's the problem surrounding what I think is problem that is actually the problem, whew! A mouth full. That did play a part in this painting but it was also the lack of chromacity in my usual palette that was causing some issues. I finally dug through my bucket of paints and found one that was called 'bright red'. :) That did the trick indeed! Do note, I used it sparingly and only at the end of the painting for the little exceptions!


Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Really wonderful, rich color in this painting.

Kami Polzin said...

Thanks Claire, I do love all the vibrating colors in a bunch of flowers. So inspiring to paint and look at!

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