Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday is Green

Solitude 5x7 Acrylic on Canvas
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Pastoral 10x10 Acrylic on Canvas
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Day 2 of Autumn Colour Week. Poppytalk is celebrating the colours of Autumn and I'm playing along. See the original post here. Today is Tuesday and the colour is green. I paint many landscapes and green is a colour I use often. I find that the green acrylic paints can be very harsh and almost artificial looking straight from the tube, so I always dull them a bit by adding a touch of a red or an orange, sometimes even a burnt sienna or umber. Mixing greens can be a lot of fun and I can spend hours mixing various shades of yellows and blues together. The two landscapes above are both available at Artstream Gallery and Studios