AlstroemeriaPosted: April 23, 2022
I love experimenting with pigments, and I guess I never get tired of finding new combinations for foliage colours. Today I used Hooker’s Green. It’s a fairly artificial-looking warm green on its own, but in combination with a bit of Ultramarine or a little Hansa Yellow or Quin Gold, it works quite well for the Alstroemeria leaves from my grocery store bouquet. Also, by using a single green as my base, all the greens in the sketch — light or dark — have a unity of colour. Hooker’s Green does not have a permanent spot on my palette, but I’m thinking it should. As for the flowers, Quin Coral and Hansa Yellow work well together to get that rosy colour of the petals.