Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Curb Appeal

Intense Colors

Intense colors

This original acrylic painting could have been named California Curb Appeal because of the cactus and palm trees. Late in the day and very early in the morning, colors and shadows become more dramatic. Intensity refers to how bright or dull a color appears. I loved being able to walk in the warmth of this beautiful neighborhood and see all of this color. The sun is just peaking out and the ground still appears much darker at that time of day than when it is directly above.

An intense color has not been lightened, darkened or dulled down by another color. Pure colors from a tube are at their maximum intensity. Look at the intense reds placed side by side in the Bougainvillea. There are many Reds, Red-Orange and Red- Violet with slight value changes along with those mixed with other Violets and Reddish-Browns creating a warm & cool vibration.







April 1-3 is both the last weekend of our Three Women-A Watermedia Exhibit as well as the weekend Spring Art Festival in Shakopee, MN. Thank you to all who stopped in. Here is a Festival Coupon, you can print out and forward to your friends (approved by management) when you invite them to join you.  I’ll be at booths 126-127 ½. Watch for my show specials next week!


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