Red impatiens

Red impatiens

After several work sessions, the red impatiens painting is basically done. I am not quite happy with the red hue – I think it needs to be redder – but that is the only red I have in my paint box right now.  Last year I bought a package with 9 colors in it just to get started,  Now that I am painting a bit more and getting a better idea of what I like to use, I probably need to pick a bigger variety of paints.

This looks okay to me.  This has really been an ongoing  process.  It’s only this year that I have felt that the paintings have become something more pleasing and unique, starting with the lily pond ones over the winter.

Lately, I have decided that the gloss varnish has been the way to go.  It definitely added something to the greens and blues in the pond in a very good way.  The reds here will pop more when I varnish it.

 

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dix
    Jun 17, 2019 @ 11:00:41

    NIce work Ruth.

    Reply

  2. ruthsartwork
    Jun 17, 2019 @ 16:31:04

    Thanks, Dix. It turned out differently than I expected, but that’s okay.

    Reply

  3. denisebushphoto
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 12:55:24

    Love the way it turned out!

    Reply

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