Alizarin Gladioli

Middle-of-the-night, deep inky-maroon gladioli challenged me!
The Da Vinci Alizarin Crimson is semi-transparent, but the secondary top color had to be quite opaque, and i don’t like nor work well with opaque paints.
I painted them in my Nostalgie journal, and it is amazing the amount of wet paint the journal take — I had not realized how much water I’d use when I started in it!
Not quite what I wanted, but happy middle-of-the-night painter!

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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5 Responses to Alizarin Gladioli

  1. ejmordasky says:

    I love how they came out !

    Like

  2. loisajay says:

    I think this is pretty–very dramatic.

    Like

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