Oil on canvas, 36" sq., c. Catherine Vines
I love this complimentary color scheme of red and green, and have used it innumerable times. Even more that the color scheme, I love the range of greys. Using greys has become a new goal for me. For the darks, I mixed complements of the main colors in a variety of values. Now I'm thinking I should have written down the different color combinations I used. Since then I have started keeping Color Notes. My oils dry out so fast here that I am constantly remixing so it's a necessity when working on a big painting like this one. In general I love to mix, and tweak colors; but I can't trust my memory when the combination is a complex one.