Monday, March 1, 2010

"It's Not Easy Being Green" 8"x8" oil on panel

It's March! I woke up feeling very green  so I put on a green sweater and green earrings and scarf and painted this bunch of green mums that I got at the supermarket. It was fun to distort the vase. Green is a tough color to paint- it's been said not to use it straight out of the tube, but then again- who says that's wrong? It's all what you like. This green is viridian and cad yellow, and I do love using my turquoise color. 
OH! I just realized-
TODAY is my183rd post- I AM  HALFWAY TO 365!
AND, I am giving a painting away on day 200-stay tuned!


5 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Love this piece!!
So you're feeling *green*? Are you Irish? lol! My married name is Doyle.....very Irish!!

Sally Dean said...

thanks!
I am so NOT irish- but I love green! And I love Ireland but I haven't been there yet- just the idea of it is nice.
maybe its just the craving of spring....or green beer(:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Green flowers! I love it! And I'm almost 3/4 Irish - but don't hold that against me - I'm 1/4 French which tempers it very nicely! I do love March though, because the worst of winter is over, and we frequently see that wonderful 40 degree weather!

Paintings by Patricia said...

Today feels a little springlike and the green is perfect. I'm 1/2 irish.

Anonymous said...

Sally,

Only you could make green carnations look good!

Michele
:)

P.S. Thanks for the inspiration, I did a watercolor over the weekend. You can see if on Facebook.