And, the answer is.... warming up with a bit of quinacridone rust!
But, it wasn't quite right either, because now the background was too... too... "solid". soooo....
I lifted some of the background color. Ummmm.... Looks like puffy clouds or fuzzy something...
Speaking of puffy clouds - we had some. And some rain, too. When it rained, the garden woke up! Last week it was freezing (literally) and this week it is blooming.
Love these iris! They smell as lovely as they look. This will show up in a painting, soon!
But, for now, something needs to be done to those weird clouds in my little painting. At this point, what do I have to loose? On with the cadmium yellow!
Hmmm... not nearly enough color... more!
Getting closer! Things are warming up a bit! Or maybe it was the radish break...
Did you know that if you let icicle radishes go to seed in your garden, the squash bugs will leave your zucchini alone? We have no squash bugs! Well... okay. We have no zucchini either because it froze. Completely. I can say that we have a lot of icicle radishes... and they are HOT! Maybe that's why it is warming up around here. *cough* Pass me a glass of water, please!!!
And a paint brush - I'm splashing a little quinacridone gold on there and reaching for a pen to sign this little painting!
Ahhhh! Now off to admire the Christmas tree once more. Yes, I know it is the January 12th. Haven't you ever heard of the 12 Days of January???