Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tools of the Trade

It's fairly accurate to say that with a warm and a cool of each primary you can mix almost anything, but reds are a different story. Certain reds are necessary to get good pinks. Some of my fave's are Thalo Red Rose (Grumbacher) Quinacridone Magenta (WN) and Quinacridone Red (Utrecht). 
Bright sparkly reds are some of the important Tools of the Trade for me. Check out this month's Girls Just Wanna Paint blog for more paintings of 'tools'. Also, our GJWP show at Duxbury Free Library is up through June so go take a peek ;}

6 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Love, love this Mary!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Absolutely beautiful colors and shine on the tubes of paint. The background is gorgeous!

Kathy Cousart said...

What fun to read about one of my favorite colors-Love pink and need good reds to make them. Thanks for the info and really wonderful painting. Love the way you painted the crinkles and the shinies on the tubes! Great brushwork Mary! Miss you!!

Peter Lee said...

Wow! it's gorgeous.
Love your expressive brush strokes!

Lorna said...

Your tools of the trade look like gorgeous and tantalizing things to eat.

rdl said...

love it!!