Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Colors

I packed up the Christmas tree Friday and created a small painting of some ornaments before wrapping up the last of the decorations. I didn't put much thought into the composition; I only wanted to paint something that wasn't commissioned after so many weeks of painting pieces for other people.

This board had an olive green underpainting, which is showing through in a few places. I thought it would make the red pop. A little painting like this takes about an hour and is fun to do, plus it's spontaneous and loose, just the way I love to paint.

5" x 7" oil on gessoed hardboard


2 comments:

Denis Chalwick said...

I think it is really nice (and informative) that Nora discusses some of her painting techniques (under tones, color contrast, composition, etc.) when she posts her art work. She is a very accomplished artist. I, for one, learn something on each of her posts.

Nora Sallows said...

Thanks Denis! :)