Sunday, July 12, 2009

Scarlet Fever


It seems that I have been using a lot of red lately. Shades of red are difficult to work with. I call red the "diva" of colors. Is it weird that I have a personality created for all of the colors?
Anyway, it is hard to paint over red. If you make a mistake with red, it is near impossible to cover. On the other hand, red is sheer. Whatever you want to paint over with red shows through even after several coats.


With all of that being said, and I am sure you all wanted a lesson on the intricacies of red, it has a richness and timelessness that is surpassed by none other. People will always love red.


Thank you to Paula, Kim, and Natasha, the "divas" who ordered these three beautifully red canvases!

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