original flower painting

Beautiful yellow.

Oil paints are so incredibly wonderful because the colors are so rich and so magical. Pure color out of the tube is pure and elegant, but mix the buttery color with another color and you get something new and equally gorgeous. Mix two compliments and you get a grayed version of the colors and put that next to a pure color and it just pops right off the canvas. I am making my way through my oil paint rainbow and enjoying every minute of it.

I started with yellow, which, according to Kate Smith at Sensational Color

• Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness.
• Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future.
• It will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.

We all need more of all of those things, right? I think I need to paint my entire house yellow, maybe buy a new yellow wardrobe, too…or I could paint with yellow every morning, now there’s a great idea!

Anyway, here are a cardinal from my days of yellow…

female cardinal original bird painting

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