Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Working With Greens Again

This morning I wanted to work with greens again, in acrylics.  I used Pthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Burnt Sienna, Indian Yellow, Cad. Yellow Medium, and Raw Sienna to mix the greens .  I wanted to see what these different mixtures would look like once the paint dried, as acrylics dry darker.  I'm striving for realistic looking greens - sometimes I get it, sometimes not.  This unfinished study is from my imagination but areas like this can actually be found in this area on any dirt road.

5 comments:

Dean H. said...

I think you nailed it here, Ann! Love the many variations in the foliage! Just as it is in nature.

Pat said...

Gorgeous greens, Ann. You have it! xx

norapaints@blogspot.com said...

Nicely done Ann, these greens are working well together.

Linda Roth said...

Green is challenging Ann. In nature, there are so many variations of the color. You did a great job. There's an acrylic green that is spectacular: Sap Green. It's a "Hunter's Green" or a Black Green. The tough thing about it is it's very translucent. You have to solidify it--add more black or more green to make it opaque. It's gorgeous. So is Thalo (Blue) Green.

Crystal Cook said...

Your greens look fantastically realistic Ann. I really love this piece. :)