Saturday, June 19, 2010

New works in orange tones

I've started working on a new series in a brownish orange color. I haven't been able to resist the urge to use this particular color; maybe it's a reaction to all the blue-greens I've been painting with lately, as this is their complement. Or maybe I'm looking ahead to fall (interesting, as it's nearly the first day of summer). Whatever my reasons, I've never worked with this color before, and I'm enjoying the discovery of its nuances. (This is the first painting of a series of three, in acrylic on canvas, 40" H x 30" W).



Here is a detail:

4 comments:

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

there's still an air of mystery in this color, isn't there? i can't wait to see what else you come up with in orange!

Catherine Carter said...

Definitely mysterious!

Tamar said...

The palette is quite beautiful--radiates heat and intensity!

Catherine Carter said...

Thank you, Tamar. Funny how it makes you FEEL hot. With this hot summer weather, I'm missing my cool blue series!