"ART is a word which summarizes THE QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION. "
L. Ron Hubbard

Monday, August 06, 2012

Delicate pinks

Flower by Matt Courtney
This lovely painting (Flower) by Matt Courtney, one of my students, is notable for the careful rendition of delicate pink in the flower. Matt probably used Permanent Rose, a better choice than Alizarin Crimson for this particular pink. Setting it against the dark and underplayed background also helps. The camera used unfortunately doesn't capture some of the nuance of the original painting. Well done, Matt. Here's a link to his web page.

As part of the basic color-biased palette, I have been recommending that students include Alizarin Crimson (a cool red) or Magenta. But you might consider trying Permanent Rose for variety.

Some comparison of different cool reds.
Quinacridone Magenta

Alizarin Crimson

Permanent Rose Quinacridone


(@) said...

The Quinacridone Magenta is mine.
it's just a calming color for me.

Pam said...

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bazza said...

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Pam said...

Here is part of a comment posted by Scott Davidson. I have omitted part of the post as it links to a commercial "giclee publishing" site and I don't want to become a vehicle for advertising sites I am unfamiliar with.

Scott says: "I pondered to myself recently what were the most important things in my life. The answer seems to be clear that art was up there in importance. Why? Frankly, I don't really know. Maybe someone here can enlighten me?"