Wednesday, March 23, 2011


This is a large piece.  24 x 30 inches oil on stretched canvas.  It was just juried into the RAA show at the Morris Graves Museum.  It will be on view 4/2/11 for Arts Alive. I'm proud to say it got an award. Painting this was quite a revelation.  I discovered many things about Red.  You can't alter red with any other color except a red without it loosing its redness.   For darker red in shadow for instance I went to Cad red deep and lighter reds for the light side.  I used reds I never think of using.  The ones in the back of the paint box.  Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this one and learned a bunch.

1 comment:

  1. Alicia, I was so thrilled to see 'The Red Bed' with the best of oil award at the RAA show. This painting was so powerfully luscious in real life that I just couldn't stop staring...Wow! Great job, Diana A.