A burst of color!

Yes it is thirsty business holiday shopping.  These folks were stopping for a drink at the juice stand in the Mall.



16 thoughts on “A burst of color!

    1. Laura Thank you. I have been practicing and reading and watching Charles Reid. I took three primary colors..quin gold, rose and ultramarine blue. Started each figure with a different color and then added the other two and let the colors mingle. That was the hardest ..letting the pigment do it’s own thing!

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      1. Ooh, Carmel! I fell in love with Reid’s work in July. I love the way you approached your colors in this painting. I painted a pair and a few rosebuds in July after watching a few of his lessons and he is so inspirational. I was so happy with those paintings and I think you’re on the right track here. Bravo! Looking forward to more!! Thanks also for sharing your color choices. 💜

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    1. Thank you Charlie . See my response to Laura. I apologize I should explained what I did when posting. Three primary colors. Started each figure with a different color then added the other two. When all three mingled some nice neutrals appeared. Did it all wet in wet quickly.

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  1. Looking back at this, Carmel, I think what I like most is I’d have never guessed you used the colors you did. It just looks like a punched-up, looser version of reality and of your existing style. I think if I combined three primaries, even the same ones, in a painting, everyone would know it. Your work here is really something. I hope I remember to check this out again the next time I sit down with a paintbrush. Thanks again for sharing.


    1. I hope you receive this response. I am I our boat. We do not have good internet. This winter I signed up to watch the videos on Artist Network Tv. I found an artist Pat Weaver, obviously someone who has studied our friend Charles Reid. She painted a landscape using the same three colors allowing all the colors to mingle in the shaded areas. She uses a flat brush, lots of pigment and water and just kept charging back in with the three colors. The result was incredible. I applied the same theory to these three people. Pat Weaver is the artist sounded like she came from Texas. Her contour drawing are exactly the same as Charles Reid. So interesting to watch.

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      1. I got it, thanks Carmel! Wow, I had a subscription to that for months which is where I started watching the Charles Reid DVDs! I’m not sure if I ever saw the Pat Weaver ones but now I want to. I’m so glad you let me know. Have you watched the Reid ones too?


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