Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Clementines - 6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Board

Tangerines... one of my favorite fruits :)  I am really liking my new brush too.  It's amazing what a different tool will do.  Since I am challenged mixing colors sometimes, I also started using a 'color testing card'.  I got a small scrap of mount board and coated it with gesso.  When I start my paintings and put down the ground color, I put that same ground color on my scrap piece, then when I'm painting and not sure I've got a color right, I test it on my little scrap board first.  That way the painting can stay a little more fresh looking.  I figure color mixing will become easier as I go along, but for now, this helps.

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