Friday, January 23, 2009

"Red Rose 2" --- Sold

This is my second try painting a red rose. I was using the color "Permanent Rose" for my previous red rose painting, and I felt that color is a little too dark. For this one I tried "Cadmium Red Medium" It has shown definite improvement. It has lightened up the flower a lot. If it were a little rosier, it would be perfect. Do you have suggestions? Thanks in advance.


Kim Carlton said...

I would hesitate to mess with perfection, but it might seem "rosier" with cool pink highlights on the petals, very subtle. But really, red is good!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

The color reads correctly for me. Grumbacher Pre-Test makes a color called Thalo Red Rose.
I like it best for making lovely, hard to get, pinks in flowers.
It's so strong that I have stashed the almost used up tubes (dreggers, I call them)in all my pochade boxes and travel setups. Just a teeny bit is all you need.

Unknown said...

Try using Grumbacher Red and Alizarin Crimson for your mass tone. Alizarin Crimson with a hint of Thalo Green for darker tones. Grumbacher Red with a hint of white for the lightest areas.

Tracey Mardon said...

If you're okay with using an expanded palette for flowers there are a few that come to mind. Maimeri Artisti Quinacridone Rose, Old Holland Brilliant Rose and Holbein Light Magenta and Coral Red.
Robert Johnson suggested the Brilliant Rose and our local store, the others.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Yes! Qiang, try Perlyne Red (I think I bought Gamblin) -it's beautiful, and it was great for my candy apple painting, and my strawberries in a jar painting.

Terry Daniels said...

Does it need to be rosier (i.e. more pink)? I like it the way it is. My last commission was for roses, and I found straight Cadmium reds worked well.

I have a fairly limited selection of reds at the moment, so I am reading the other comments with interest. :)