Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Beach Treasures

This was a quick sketch from a ref photo I took on my deck last summer. Hmmm ... I sure do hope I can find another luscious purple petunia such as this one was. In this case, the petunias are intended to "frame" the real center of interest, the shells - beach treasures brought back from lazy ambles on the beach. This was painted using only four colours: Ultramarine Blue, Aureolin Yellow, Quinachridone Violet and Scarlet Lake - mixed in various strengths to create a variety of new colours. I really enjoyed painting this one: Beach Treasures 13" x 19" on Fabriano Bright White

2 comments:

Krista Hasson said...

Your artwork is beautiful. Great blog!

Doris said...

Thank you, Krista! I appreciate your dropping in, leaving a note.