Thursday, February 20, 2014

Magenta Orchids

"Magenta Orchids"
9x12 acrylic on canvas panel
Available through eBay Gallery/Auction

Now Orchids I love! But I have a terrible time growing them - so I paint them instead!

Again, the background is a scrumbling on this, in assorted browns. I think the dark background helps to make the magenta colors stand out, along with the greens. And I think a background can make, or break, a good painting. 

The red in this is Alizarin Crimson, with dark purple lines. It's a very rich combination, so I think it gives the whole painting a rich, almost velvety feel. 

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Your orchids are beautiful, Nancie. I haven't seen this color in the stores; nice!


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