Geraniums painted wet-on-wet with warm and cool colours.
Oil painting wet-on-wet on canvas.
The leaves being tones of green are classed as from the cool side of the colour wheel.
The red and green are contrasting/complimentary colours.
The background is a mix of both warm and cool colours.
The pre-primed canvas was first covered with a thin layer of Zest-it Clear Painting Medium, this allows you to work wet-on-wet, the medium was also mixed with the paint throughout. To this, areas of oil colour were applied, the same as those used in the painting, these are brushed in and blended. This gives the main background colour before painting the flowers and leaves.
The red of the flowers and the green of the leaves give the painting a vibrancy, especially against the muted background. Contrast is also shown between the cool highlights on the leaves and flowers and the warm darks. The upright stems of the buds and flowers give some contrast against the round shape of the flowers and leaves. The background also moves from cool to warm colours, it all combines to give depth and dimension to the painting.
The brushes used were a Hog varnish brush to blend the background colours; a ½" flat One-stroke brush for painting the flowers and leaves and a variety of Rigger brushes to paint the buds and the
Flower Gallery Colour wheel Wet-on-Wet Colour Colour Mixing
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