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Peppers and nasturtiums for the last Friday in August

Alizarin Crimson rocks!

Reflections, light, glass, wood, plus some flowers I love came together in this painting done in my studio. I learned to layer cadmium red over alizarin crimson to create a vibrant red. I’m still figuring out watercolor techniques and find that I achieve the kind of brilliance of color and hue I want by layering colors. This method  is often discouraged (or so I’ve read), but it works for me. I’ll probably never paint pastel tones.

August 2013
Watercolor and graphite
Arches Rough, 140 lb, 9″ x 12″
this painting has gone to a new home!
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