Friday, January 20, 2017

Warm Chill

"Warm Chill," 5 x 5 inches, oil and acrylic on paper

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Without Words

"Without Words," 5 x 5 inches, oil and acrylic on paper

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Blue Girl

"The Blue Girl," 5 x 5 inches, oil and acrylic on paper

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


"Mourning," 5 x 5 inches, oil and acrylic on paper

Monday, October 17, 2016


14 x 11 inches
oil on linen

The next in my exploration of hues- yellow-orange.  Second choice titles include aurulent, which somewhat inaccurate, and marigold, which fits the hue but strongly evokes the flower.   So, I'm settling on the word saffron, also floral in origin, that is almost as often as a description of color as the spice which was used as a dye.  Again, many pigments were used from cadmium, arylide, euxanthin, which seem less fitting for a title.   

Thursday, September 15, 2016


14 x 11 inches
oil on linen

Another exotic title for a hue on the spectrum--this time, blue-green.   Borrowed from the Latin word for green, the name often refers to a paint made with chromium-oxide pigment.  I confess I may have used any and all pigments but actual Viridian, but I have a fondness for the way the syllables roll off the tongue.   (Somehow "Carbazole Violet and Sap Green" didn't fit the mood of the image....)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Amaranth Purple

14 x 11 inches
oil on linen

So, I worked myself into a corner with the "red violet" post title.   I've been in my own rose period of sorts, so I have been making more than one painting in that part of the spectrum recently.  I've never been fond of the word purple, but Amaranth is such a lovely word and pretty closely matches the average of hues in this one.