Creating color in paintings is so much fun and using color to create light is what I love to do.
I found this hat on the internet and ordered it -- the blue on the hat creates the mood for the painting -- the light shines through and crates a glow.
My model sat in my garden with her glass of wine and the wildflowers that are growing there provided a great background and foreground for me to paint -- and, the splashes of the yellow/orange brought out the blues in the painting.
The magenta gloves added the color to the painting!
I love doing the small apuntes (studies) every day -- they give me the freedom to try new techniques and ideas in my work and they are fun to do!
“A Treasured Moment”, 7 x 5 Oil on Boarddianeleonard.com