Monday, May 19, 2014

Fancy Dancer Hibiscus

Fancy Dancer Hibiscus, 5x7" oil on canvas, ©Diane Mannion

Studio Practice

Painted over an old portrait coated with several layers of leftover palette paint.  Good way to recycle old panels and use up palette scrapings.
 But had to start with this muddy green mid-tone color, a challenge because I like to start with transparent colors and leave some of their strong, vibrant colors showing through in the finish.  Had to build the entire painting up with opaque paint, instead. 

Studio work is good for slowing down and thinking hard about color mixing, especially for greens!  Healthy practice for next time working in the field.

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