Saturday, May 8, 2010

Red Tablecloth (twice)

I spent a lot of time mixing and thinking about the grey background knowing that this would make or break the painting. It couldn't be too warm or too cool. I did adjust it with subsequent color mixtures so that it would be as harmonious as possible with the rest of the painting.
I also used a yellow/purple palette which means there was no true red available. I mixed my reds with permanent rose and cadmium yellow deep!
"Red Tablecloth" 2 1/2 x 3 3/8 inches, oil on board


Unknown said...

Very Beautiful Painting!

Best Wishes!

Linda said...

And there's my favorite cup!

Jala Pfaff said...

Mmm, so pretty!

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Beautiful painting in such a petite form! Love your
technique Joyce.


Very nice color combo. I think you were successful with the background. The yellow cup made it pop contrasting the purple background, yet it was subtle at the same time....soothing. Hard to do with so much red but you did it. Everyone I see, I want.

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