Diane Mannion, ANOTHER KISS, 6x6" oil
Had so much fun painting yesterday's kisses on a red background that I decided to paint one on white to see the difference. This was painted as a class demo while my students painted kisses for Valentine's day and ate them faster than they painted. Used cad red light, cad yellow light, and ultramarine blue... plus white. Wonderful way to achieve warm and cool, neutral grays. Used a touch of cad yellow light with white for the highlights. Kiss was sitting on a sheet of white copy paper, so I made it a bit darker, blue tones in background to warm tones in foreground, so the highlights would pop. Teaching at the same time kept me from overworking it.