Monday, August 23, 2010

Warm and Cool Glads - Two Works in Progress

I wanted to paint something in a different format, so I chose a long, tall shape to depict Gladiolus.

With an H pencil I lightly drew in the shapes of the flowers on both paintings. Then with a wash of raw sienna and using vertical strokes I brushed in the background.

Since Gladioli come in a wide range of colours, I decided that I would do one painting with the warm colours of red, orange and yellow and the other painting with the cooler colours of lavender, blue and green.

Cool Glads

Using a mixture of French ultramarine blue and raw sienna I painted in the taller spikes on both paintings.

With a mixture of alizarin crimson with a touch of cadmium red light I indicated the basic shape of the red glads.

Then with the red mixture and raw sienna I indicated some of the shapes of the red orange glads.

Adding cadmium yellow light to the orange mix I painted in the yellow orange glads.

Warm Glads

I still need to indicate the yellow glads with cadmium yellow light and a mix of raw sienna.

I will post both paintings at a later date as they are completed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork.