|The Red Hood|
Oil on linen • 12" x 14" • Sold
I tried to emphasize the reds in this picture by using three strategies:
1 limiting my overall color range to include (mainly) just the red family and its two neighbors on the color wheel, the orange and violet families;
2 subduing every color except red. Too many intense colors will compete with each other and weaken a painting's overall impact;
3 reserving my most intense red color for just one spot (the model's shoulder). I had great fun applying pure cadmium red medium with my palette knife to define the sharp edge of the hood overlapping the shoulder.
Have a great day everyone! --Adam