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Monday, February 28, 2011
USING BLUE AS A STARTING POINT
This abstract painting began as a study in various shades of blue. Then I played with the complementary color, orange. I mixed in umber, sienna, yellow, cobalt red, alizarin crimson, and white - to keep the orange changing throughout the composition. The oranges were applied with a palette knife, then smeared with my finger tips.