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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Bit of Green....Done!

Leaf Bouquet, 2008

Original painting, oil on canvas panel

8" x 6" unframed

Private Collection

Here's the final version of the painting I started last week. The challenge of doing this painting was working with greens. I found that the trick is to use just "a bit of green" from the tube and to mix it with a variety of other colors, such as cadmium orange, Indian yellow, yellow ochre, cerulean blue, burnt sienna, Naples rose, and alizarin crimson!

I'm trying out some new Italian canvas panels in a 6" x 8" size, which is a format that plein air painters often use. The panel has a very fine weave which I really like, and has a nice proportion to it, too.

Even though this painting has no "flower", I think it still turned out bellissimo, no?

Thanks for taking a moment to read this post and see today's painting. See you Friday!
Text, images, and artwork ©Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.


Flying Colors said...

It did turn out bellisimo. Si!
I like your green explanation.
Mixing the complimentary just so makes them pop! That is how I do it, well sort of...
Hugs and smiles :)

Flying Colors said...

My father (all the way over in Venezuela) just loved this piece!
He enjoyed your site very much and was impressed by your writing also...