Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bright Yellow Sunflowers in Green Field Artist Sketch


5 x 8" acrylic painting on paper

The golden yellow sunflower dancing in the autumn breezes inspired me to play with just two colors, azo yellow medium and Hooker's green. I like that color of green for its versatility.

Note the variations of yellow green when mixed with the azo yellow. Full strength Hooker's green provides a strong dark for contrasts with lighter colors. The really nice blue green it produces when lightened with titantium white gives a cool color in the midst of the warm yellows.

I let the azo yellow be as it is, similar to cadmium yellow medium, except for a few spots of light yellow. Maybe a title for this sketch could be Hooker's green etude!

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