Friday, January 16, 2009
JANUARY 16 Painting A Day Red
I jumped out of my White painting to get caught up with the Red...like Misty Mawn on her January painting challenge red is hard for some....she & I are little more in love with pastel colors....But Red is rich. I used oil paint again. I also used gold oil paint. Raw umber was my under painting. It is a real neutral...so ever other color on top of it looks beautiful. Terra Rose what a nice soft and subtle red that helped me not get to overwhelmed in red. I added a little Red Cadmium Light to punch up the color in a few places... Gold is used to make red in glass..and have you noticed that the under painting on gold leaf is often a warm red? I went with that idea by adding gold as part of the painting of my Red Challenge painting. I like gold on everything though!!!