Purple bluebells – Jannie


Hi Matt 

I am working on this piece (Oil painting) and looking at it from distance, I can see that I need to make the upper left corner darker, and the right side lighter to make the flowers come more out. 

How is the best way to that – I not sure if a glace of eg. Yellow lemon could do it  where I want it lighter?

I have been over the flowers three times, with “egypt violet and zinc white, however I would like that they were more bright. Maybe I should use Titanium White instead of Zinc ? 

Also lastly the the combination of the bluebells and the tulips, is what I like about the ref. Therefore I need help or a tip to find the rigth red color – I have many reds (to many) and made a Colorchart with all the reds + tint.

I think that red it a very difficult color to use, especially when used on flower paintings like this..

Thank you for your help it is always very much appreciated. 

BR Jannie


Posted on

November 26, 2019

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