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


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

Monday, October 17, 2016

Saffron



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

Viridian


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.  

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Beata and Abi


"Beata and Abi"
oil on canvas
24 x 20 inches

Spurred along by recent mood to complete works, I pushed through on this one that has also been around in my studio for an unmentionable amount of time in various stages.  It started off very loose like most of my work, but gradually became more detailed as the colors shifted.  The final stage was making the dog on par with the person.  Lots-of-fur.