Monday, December 14, 2015

Forever Young II, orange kitten, random musings about the color yellow

Forever Young II  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
Using more yellow is on my to-do list. I'm learning as I go the inherent light value of yellow. Mixed into white/neutral cat fur, yellow will take over! Alternately, mixing a "dark yellow" is never easy, though here they evolve pretty good into warm sienna reds.


  1. Use transparent yellow oxide, yellow ochre, and raw umber in various combinations for dark yellow. Also try Richeson Brilliant yellow light for the lighter fur. I love your cats!
    K. A. Rodgers

  2. Yellow happens to be my favorite I am really draw to this painting...the background is just beautiful with him!!! Great painting!!

  3. Which Yellow Diane? I haven't been able to find a good opportunity to use lemon yellow, although it's always on my palette. Not sure why. I think maybe it's because I heard Dan Gerhartz uses it and it just stuck.

  4. Ha, it's mostly the cad medium and cad light I refer to. I use yellow ochre all the time... But it doesn't have the warming effect I'd like. I too hear of artists using lemon yellow and have found it exceptionally good for cat eyes and limes- :) Though, it is by no means a staple color on my palette.


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