Monday, January 17, 2011

Orange You Sweet?!

8"x8" oil on gessoed masonite archival artboard

"There is no blue without yellow and without orange."
- Vincent Van Gogh

"Orange You Sweet" is an 8"x8" oil on gessoed masonite artboard. Ol' Vincent sure does have a point, these two colors sure do resonate with each other. Vincent also realized that opposites on the color wheel really vibrate when placed side-by-side. He certainly took advantage of this in his own paintings. I especially loved catching that glow of amber honey reflecting onto to the blue vase. This painting is nice to pair with "Cure For A Case Of the Januaries" that I painted the other day...or they certainly can stand alone. Daisies are so cheery, especially in the dreariest of winter days.

Another cure for a case of the "Januaries"! For more information about this painting, contact me

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Blogger Norma Wilson said...

Love this color combination and your wonderful palette knife work. Lovely painting Roxanne!

January 18, 2011 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks so much Norma!! I've been really enjoying this series...and am curious to push into some other color combos too!

January 18, 2011 at 5:38 AM  
Blogger Jerry Stocks said...

Beautiful, and once again, I could eat the orange slices. Your palette knife work is great.

January 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks a million Jerry! These flowers are keeping me happily inside the studio through all the wintry slush outside! I'm really looking forward to spring!!!

January 18, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

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