Roses Limited palette study
Oil on canvas panel
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I used a limited palette of alazarin crimson, ultramarine blue and cadmium yellow medium plus titanium white.
Using my painting 'Over the garden wall' as a starting point, I wanted to see if I could bring the flowers to life with only the one red. I used Jackson's titanium white instead of my normal Winsor and Newton brand and was surprised at the lovely pink obtained as sometimes pinks can be a bit dull when using alazarin crimson. I worked quickly and very loosely as I didn't want any definition, and I like the spontaneous result obtained.