Thursday, 17 July 2014
This gerbera caused me a few problems. Of course, it is a complex flower, and that didn't help, but my colours - a limited selection, because the flowers were at home and the Big Box of Acrylics was at the studio - were too muddy. I decided that the pyrrole red wasn't cutting the mustard and what was needed was the cool red of quinacridone (AKA magenta or permanent rose madder).
A short bike ride later, and I discovered that I was right.
[Other colours are phthalo blue, cadmium yellow (hue) and titanium white.]
Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7 cm
Not for sale