Once again, thank you so much...for being so excellent at what you do and for sharing the "how" with the rest of us. You are a most exemplary artist!
"I used the true, primary colors, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow, each in a transparent form for many (not all) of the colors. "
I've read that these were now available. This explains the glow within the painting. Excellent! I may have to go get me some and try this. Any particular brand to recommend?
When mixing all three, do you get a brown or a black? Or something in between? I see you do use a black. Thanks too for the photo gallery of progress.
I'm kinda new to the forums here, and I'm happy to see another artist with a love of flowers doing realism. Congrates on the work, I'm sure it's gonna be a prize magnet!
Easy Oil Painting Techniques by Delmus
For my primaries, I use the following: For Yellow, I use Winsor & Newton Transparent Yellow 653 (PY128). For my Magenta, I use either Winsor & Newton Permanent Rose 502, or Grumbacher Thalo Red Rose (each of them are PV19). For Cyan, I use Grumbacher Thalo Blue (PB15). Each of these is transparent.
When mixing all three, do you get a brown or a black? Or something in between?
Well, it depends upon the ratio of the three of them with each other, as to what color is created, but I cannot think of any better way to achieve deep, dark, yet colorful "darks" than to use transparent colors. It is terribly difficult to use a Yellow such as Cad Yellow Light, and mix it with another color, and still try to keep the resulting color dark. The opacity of the light, Cad Yellow creates a situation approximating the addition of opaque white to the mix. Transparent Yellow mixes with other transparent colors to create magnificent deep darks. The three will mix to create a neutral, black if that is my desire.
I see you do use a black.
In my opinion, Black is the great, unsung "hero" of oil paint. It may be difficult to believe that I actually used Permanent Rose 502, and Lamp Black (mixed with a bunch of white, of course) to create the delicate lavenders and violets on the light, back petals of the flower. This is based upon the simple concept that Black paint, when mixed with a primary will cause a hue shift, which, in the case of Magenta, is toward "Blue". And, I try to make good use of that effect. When Black is mixed with a secondary, such as Red, Green, or Blue, the result is merely a darker version of the beginning color, and each of these phenomema can be used quite effectively, once it has been acknowledged that they do, in fact, exist. I do my best to make practical use of every phenomenon of color behavior that exists.
Thanks too for the photo gallery of progress.
Thank you once more, for your nice comments. Haha,.....a "prize magnet"? I surely hope so. LOL Yes, I truly enjoy the painting of my flowers, and my glazing process has really helped me toward a few "successes", which I greatly appreciate.
It's genuinely a privilege to have access to the creative process of such a work. Thank you for your generosity of spirit in sharing this with us.
Fergus, I deeply appreciate your comments--especially after I've seen the beautiful, realistic work that you create. Thank you very much.
Its really nice and dominant and thanks for the progress images shown
I just joined this site today, and am completely awestruck by your work! I'm happy to be in the presence of such talent. Thanks for sharing, you are an amazing painter.
Thank you very much, Susin. I really appreciate your very kind comments.
I love yours, as I mentioned previously. Here's one I just finished. Would love to hear input from one as talented as yourself!
I love the "old world" appearance of this painting. I always appreciate the effect created in which the subject rather emerges from a dark, shadowy background. I also think that the flowers and the statue represent a nice difference in textures that work well together in this painting.
It knocks your eyes out.! I like the arial view and the nuetral colors around all that white and the motion of all the shadows.Sally.
See my comment below on the Golden Girl..about the darks you spoke of using transparents. I took notes and will try this, also using the black..with secondary colors. I like this. I sort of never use my black. Thanks for your good tips.Sally
So nice, very, very well done !!! I love it ! Good night ! Thank your for sharing.
Oh my, I could look at that all day! What a wonderful painting, good luck on your entry.
I like it very much.!