18 August 2007

yellow iris, yellow couch

Winsor & Newton CP 300 gsm 14" x 10". 5 hours.

without much thought i threw a botanical into the mix of portrait paintings, partly as a relief from discouraging results and also just to work with green for a while.

a local florist delivers fresh flowers to our house each week. normally my wife jan arranges them in the main residence, but since she has been out of town i have them delivered to the studio. actually the couch behind the flowers is very dark brown, but i left it yellow, a mixture of pyrrole red and green gold, just because it was a nice color.

this painting deserves to be done larger and also with less stiffness. but i am feeling a bit stiff lately.

1 comment:

Nick said...

I know the flowers are the thing, but my favorite part is the bottom of the picture...the wet red tones.
Pyrrole red and green gold, huh? Never thought about that one, will give it a try, thx!