Monday, March 1, 2010

Red Undertones

Parkway Series #121   12 x 16    oil,   $95.

All of the paintings this week will have red undertones.  I really enjoy working on a midtone red background.  For the past month, I have been working on a light orange background which introduces warmth into the cold landscapes of winter.  Orange and blue are complements so it also brightens the dull winter scenes.  Red, however, is the complement of green and the plan was to wait until Spring before changing to red.  With cabin fever setting in and the desire to experiment, I am jumping into red now and I am excited about the change.  Each painting this week will get bolder with the reds popping through the snow.

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