Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks, Acrylic, 9 x 12

These four paintings are all composed of the triad Cadmium Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Magenta and Ultramarine Blue, and each painted in a little over one hour. The first three were from photos I took in my garden this year, and the fourth was from a photo I took in England in 2013.

I began each one as an under-painting using the triad and the mini-blades. It is such an exciting and freeing way to start!

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Fixing the Fence-(new triad,one hour)

 

Fence III

The ‘final’ painting after one hour. The last part of the hour was spent refining shapes and shadows. I left the girl’s shirt as the under-painting, as I liked the colors as they were.