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Reposting my new #peonypainting (cropped) after a few tweaks. This one is available! 9x6”, oil on mounted linen. #peonies #pinkpeonies #availableart #oilpainting #floral #annarosebain #newpainting
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    It’s #NewColorMonday! Here are @mhoilpaints Cobalt Violet Light (series 6) and Brilliant Pink  (series 2). Last week to my great delight, I found my favorite flower at Sprouts, so I paused work on other paintings to do a small 9x6 study of these beautiful pink peonies (swipe left to see progress and a detail of the finished painting).

Whenever I post a peony painting, I get bombarded with questions about which colors I use to achieve those vibrant pinks. Normally my go-to palette includes quinacridone magenta, alizarin crimson permanent, and Vasari ruby red, which are all quite strong and transparent. This time I decided to try out Cobalt Violet Light and Brilliant Pink instead, and I was very happy with the results.

First of all... let me say that red is one of those colors that loses its intensity as soon as you mix it with anything else. If you want it to stay pure and vibrant, it's best to use it straight out of the tube. That's why, in my opinion, you can't have too many reds (or pinks/violets) in your arsenal of paints.  In this case, I found that the two Michael Harding colors looked lovely when mixed together, as well as when mixed with white. Neither was overpowering or infectious in its tinting strength; instead I could gradually build the color without worrying that it would be too much. The colors lend themselves nicely to the delicate nature of peony pedals. To see my whole post about these colors, visit the link in my bio. #peonypainting #paintingwithpink #michaelharding #oilpaint #newcolor #annarosebain #artistpaletteIt’s #NewColorMonday! Here are @mhoilpaints Cobalt Violet Light (series 6) and Brilliant Pink (series 2). Last week to my great delight, ...

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    Another shot of my new #peonypainting (cropped) after a few tweaks. This one is available! 9x6”, oil on mounted linen. #peonies #pinkpeonies #availableart #oilpainting #floral #annarosebainAnother shot of my new #peonypainting (cropped) after a few tweaks. This one is available! 9x6”, oil on mounted linen. #...

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    Pausing work on commissions because... #peonies in January! Thanks to @sprouts I get to paint my favorite flower a few months before it’s in season. 9x6”, oil on linen panel (available - dm me for info). #peonies #pinkpeonies #peonypainting #peonyart #annarosebainPausing work on commissions because... #peonies in January! Thanks to @sprouts I get to paint my favorite flower a few ...

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January 14th, 2019
New Color Monday: MH Cobalt Violet Light and Brilliant Pink
With the craziness of the holidays, I took a few weeks off from "New Color Monday", but I'm excited to share the latest in my adventures with color. Today I'm focusing on a couple of Michael Harding colors that are new to me, Whenever I post a peony painting, I get bombarded with questions about which colors I use to achieve those vibrant pinks. Normally my go-to palette includes I completed some of the darker sections of the flowers with the hel...

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