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.

2 comments:

Laura Leeder said...

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

Win Dinn said...

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