Title and Medium
Title: 'A Red Magic Daylily'
Medium: Oil colour painting on stretched cotton canvas 16x12"
Colours: Lemon yellow, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Cerulean blue, Yellow ochre, Burnt umber and Titanium white.
I never did any painting with oil colour on canvas. For the opaque colour painting project I couldn't use my watercolour paints. So, I bought a set of oil paints tube, necessary things and a book from library to start a painting. All are Winton oil colours. First I verified all the colours are opaque on the Winsor & Newton website. Then I re-checked in a black paper and make a colour chart.
For the composition I thought the colour of the red magic daylily can achieve by using cadmium yellow and cadmium red. For under painting I used cadmium yellow. Then gradually build the colour by mixing either on palette or on the canvas. I was little confused about the background. Hope, I did everything alright. I really like this medium.
What I'd Do Differently
- This is my first oil painting. I don't have any practical knowledge about this medium. I am very happy with the result. Thank you very much for this project, this is the best thing to start a new year. Also thanks for the lots of information about oil painting in your website.
- I like the vibrancy of the colour of the flower which I got for the opaque colours, I think.