Friday, November 16, 2012

'Scarlet Study'

'Scarlet Study'
Have I said before I like painting on location? Well let me tell you again, I LOVE painting on location. I believe it helps me to capture the emotions associated with what I am painting. Of course that is very personal to me but hopefully the viewer can also feel something of what I am trying to say. Red blossoms command attention, don't they?
If you are interested in the technical aspect of this painting, a large challenge was to avoid equal amounts of the red and green complements which could be too garish. The pods originally were burnt orange - too close to red. Changing them to green allowed the red blooms to be the painting's sparkle.


Laura Leeder said...

Eileen your love of painting on location really comes through on this one! I am really enjoying these studies.

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Loving this study, Eileen, and the colour choices are so just right.