About this painting:
These beautiful roses called to me as soon as I saw them in the flower shop. It was the subtlety of the colour I think.
I often start paintings in a state of near panic, convinced they won’t work out. About half way through this one, something very calming happened and I completed it in a state of gentle, relaxed and complete concentration. That’s the ideal state of painting, but rarely achieved I find! Maybe the Indian classical music as I was listening to (or rather, not listening to, even though it was playing) had a subtle effect too.
Although the roses appear white and pink, the colours I had on palette by the time I’d finished mixing the colours were primarily green and orange. Very light, very low chroma oranges appear pink-ish in roses, and the white parts were much more yellow-green than they look, again very light and very low chroma.
Mixing those colours and getting them right took almost as long as the painting itself, reminding me again how tricky colour can be - especially when it’s very subtle. I kept the background colours very low chroma - almost grey - to allow those subtle oranges and yellow greens to show.
The little silver vase is an old friend that has appeared in a few paintings now, and no doubt will again, picked up for a song from a junk shop some time ago. It seems to go well with roses.
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- Roeland van Reem bid $270.00 on October 25, 2016 1:59 pm
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