Flames in the Mist - Day 19 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge
"Flames in the Mist" - 18" x 24" acrylic on canvas - $295 with free shipping
This piece took me for a bit of a loop.....I had been going for the moody yet peaceful neutral grays, browns and whites and kept working the painting until I got the composition to where I wanted it to be. But it screamed for color, and as I listened I was led to the small bottles of Golden's Indian Yellow Hue & Quinacridone Burnt Orange. Armed with my gel medium, I added a dot of each color (separately) and spread them on the paper. Such boldness! My eyes needed some rest so I got out my spray bottle of water and lightly misted some dots over the orange and yellow mixture. When I lifted the water, I was delighted with the little dots dancing through the glazing and yet still wasn't satisfied. So I added some more water then applied a very small amount of dried pewter metallic gouache, which exploded into a fine silver coating. Done! Yet OH SO HARD to properly photograph the true beauty of this painting.