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Primary Desert on eBay

Primary Desert
Originally uploaded by graphicartepsi.
I've been trying to get things organized around here again--I know, very scary thought!--and decided to list this little desert landscape on eBay.

It was done using only three primary colors; click on the image to go to the Flickr album with notes that explain the what and how.  I decided to leave the color swatches on this one, for tun--and for the educational value.  If the buyer wants to cut them off or mat it so they don't show, that's up to him or her!

I'm experimenting with writing a bit more of a a narrative with my auctions, too...telling why and how, and what was going on at the time. Please, check them out and let me know what you think?

This one is here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220082252938
but I have other new and updated listings as well.

I won't mind even a bit if you "vote" by bidding!



There is such depth in this painting. I love the way my eye travels from the closeup foreground, the middle, the close mountains, the distant mountains and the sky which just goes on forever. I love the composition and it amazes me the variety of beautiful colors you've gotten from those three primaries. I'm not familiar with the Azo Yello or Napthol Red in watercolor. Are these colors you use regularly and who makes them. Are they replacements for Cadmium colors?


Re: Gorgeous!

Hi Jana! Well, these colors are really a pure gift. Someone sent them to me out of the blue, just those three, from M. Graham. I don't know if they came from the company for me to test, or from a friend, or what...no note, no explanation, just the three tubes of paint. Took me quite a while to try them out, but I very much enjoy painting with them from time to time!

The red would work very well as a replacement, as would the yellow I think. I need to test them again with my usual transparency test, over India ink. I think they might be less opaque, and that's one reason I still USE the Cads...I like the occasional opaque.

Glad you like the painting!
I remember seeing this on Flickr. Just beautiful...
Thank you, very much! I enjoy the challenge of working with only three colors...I guess understanding the spectrum it shouldn't be too surprising that you can get such a range, but still!