Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Garden Flowers Abstract Sketch with Three Colors in Artistic Journal

Artistic Journal Sketch
5 x 9" acrylic on paper

In celebration of my garden flowers blooming into fall I painted this sketch for my journal using three colors to represent my favorite colors in the garden. The acrylic colors I used were permanent rose, winsor violet, and green gold, an unusual selection of paint tubes.

The deep purple color was in the rich velvet purples of petunias in planters. The rose color came from different petunias with that color and white. My garden this year also had lavender petunias. I use lots of petunias with snapdragons, sweet peas, carnations, geraniums, and glads among other beautiful flowers so that I have a wonderful variety.

The green gold color which I rarely use in paintings was the perfect color to show the colors in my sunflowers and their large leaves that are now bowing their heads in the October sunshine.

I found it amazing what color combinations came from three unlikely starting colors. That's my fun, to find all those interesting colors. View other color combos in my small abstract paintings.

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