Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rainbow on a windowsill

Acrylic polymer emulsion on gessoed hardboard, 12 x 10'',
Created November 8-16, 2008, #150.

What appeals to me as a painter is color. In this simple study, It was like going back to the basics of the eight colors found in a Crayola Crayon box. The browns were used sparingly around the neck of the jar and outside the window, while the remaining seven each has their day in the sun (literary). The fact that I was able to produce this painting in a shorter period means that I am in the ''ZONE'' again. The most difficult colors for me to match are found in the palette of blues. Instead of procrastinating on the crystal, I just went for it. It really came out as I was hoping, but to achieve the proper blue, I superimposed three different already mixed combinations plus shades of Prisma violet.

This painting is another commission piece from source material photography I took myself. The mason jar is a flea market find I purchased for 50¢, while the large blue crystal paperweight and the stained glass were collectibles of the clients.

-Private collection