Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

Art & Inspiration from professional artist and instructor Pat Fiorello. Pat is known for her romantic landscape, garden and floral paintings in oil and watercolor. Her paintings often depict beautiful places like Italy and France. Pat teaches painting workshops in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe. She is passionate about inspiring others to include art in their life. Whether creating it or simply appreciating and enjoying it, there are so many ways that art elevates life!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Color Charts #8 Magenta

Here's the chart for Magenta:

This was not a color included in the Richard Schmid book "Alla Prima" describing how he did these color charts, but I  recently was introduced to this color in a painting workshop and realized how infrequently I include red violet in my work and how useful it can be, so I intentionally included a study of this one to get to know it more.

 First surprise- its transparent. It's not overpowering, just tints other colors. Created some great neutrals when mixed with the yellows (columns 2-5), coral when mixed with orange, amazing color - perfect for orchids, mixed on it's own with white (column 1- look at row 3 & 4), rich rosy pinks with Permanent Rose    (column 8) and gorgeous range of lilacs and lavenders when mixed with Cobalt Blue and Ultramarine Blue     (column 10 & 11), even pretty mixed with Viridian green (last column).

 Very versatile mixer.  I'm definitely adding this color to my regular palette.

If this is your first visit to my blog, see Archives for other colors in this study( there will be 12 in all) and stay tuned for the upcoming color studies. The full listing for colors mixed is in the blog post earlier this month- click on Color charts- How to get started

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