Thursday, March 21, 2013


This painting is another experiment. I used Cad orange - ultramarine blue + white. I've had a tube of cadmium orange for 25 years and never knew what to do with it - so I grabbed it and some ultramarine blue to make this painting. It was a fun experiment and very challenging. Turns out cadmiums have been replaced by azo colors because the azo components are non-toxic. Cadmiums are toxic - I don't recommend that you go out and buy any. I just figure I should use it up and be careful in the process. I am a believer in mixing my oranges from different yellows and reds. I think I'll try the same idea mixing my own orange and see what happens.

1 comment:

  1. I had to blow this painting up a bit in order to see the orange. Found some. I tend to use a lot of orange - mix too much and have little jars of the excesses. Always mix from yellow as you taught us. Thanks for the note on the toxicity. By the way, these are beautiful trees. What an honor for them to have you paint them and take their existence into perpetuity.