Bright red columbine

This is from last night, and took about 45 minutes, complete with mistakes. No sketch first, which contributed to the ‘mistakes’ part. It’s all mixes of golden acrylics’ cad red (hue – I think the pigment is napthol) and titanium white, on one of the brown panels I prepped this weekend.

It’s supposed to be an underpainting, but I kinda like it. Maybe it’s the surprise of seeing a plant subject in fire-engine red

The flower is aquilegia formosa, or western red columbine, a pacific northwest native which grows in my yarden.


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