Viridian is queen
I was in a pretty borrible mood tonight with a shut studio door and Brandi Carlile blasting so loudly you could here it clearly in th living room. I found some peace and mental comfort in finishing my coyote skull with butterflies piece. It's small, I think 10" or maybe 8" square. All I worked on was the background. It's a beautiful pale green made with viridian, a touch of yellow ochre, lots of titanium white, and a speck of ivory black. It's one of my favourite colours to paint with so I've been exciting to give this small painting such a bold, peaceful, exhilarating space for the skull to float in. What else is cool (I think), is that the two butterflies in the skull have colours using viridian. So, there's a lot of harmony and camouflage. I hope you like it when you see it.
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