Friday, August 16, 2013

"R" is for

Radishes!. No worries, I have paintings for "P" and "Q" but I wanted to share this one today.

Artist Note:
I wanted to make the radish leaves interesting. Most of my students struggle with "boring greens" in their paintings. In addition to mixing a pile of cool (added blue and white to a sap, cad yellow green, cinnabar mix), a warm (added yellow to same mix), I then added some orange, red and blue to the stems and leaves.


  1. All of the surface I paint on have a layer of gesso before an under layer of acrylic or thinned oil paint. I like smooth surfaces so I sand things to a slick feel before painting.