Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Happiest Color

Yellow? Orange?...nope, it's Cerulean blue, the color of Disney skies and Vacation Bible School posters. I rarely use this pigment but I wanted to do a painting that had a light-cheerful vibe, just for the heck of it. Also, the image I had drawn out seemed to call for this kind of treatment. Cerulean was the base for a majority of the color throughout the painting. I did dull the blue just a bit with Raw Sienna and Raw Umber. Did my mood shift while using this hue?...kinda, due mostly I think to the airiness of the atmosphere, no heavy,brooding skies in this one.

Top:Song In The Wind 18x16, oil panel, 2011
Bottom:Detail (I think that's the best hair I've ever painted)