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"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

yellow water lily on dark evening pond 6x6

Waterlily in Evening Pond
6x6 inches / oil on panel
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The theme was yellow, black and white.  This image is showing a tad bit warmer on my pc but I was rushed for the photo.  For yellow I used 2 luscious warm hues: Cadmium-Barium Yellow Medium (a uniquely reddish orange/yellow) and Yellow Ochre (a deep, smoothly opaque neutral gold); as well as a cool  Zinc Yellow (a favorite for enlivening a work). For black I mixed French Ultramarine Blue (a classic standby) and Raw Umber (another old reliable hue) and of course Titanium White. 
Other artists' works on a theme:  Yellow, Black, White
Other artists' work shown from top left:

"Sunny Back Light" 5"x7" Original oil on hardboard ©2010 Diana Moses Botkin http://dianamosesbotkin.blogspot.com/
'Grisaille in Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black & White' ©2010 Vicki Ross 11x14 oil on panel http://www.vickiandrandyrossart.blogspot.com/
"Rose in Glass Vase" 7x5 inches ©2010 Elizabeth Blaylock http://elizabethblaylock.blogspot.com/
"Behind This!" 12x12" oil on canvas © 2010 Suzanne Berry http://suzanneberry.blogspot.com/
"Yellow Man" 12x12 oil on panel © 2010 Robin Cheers http://robincheers.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wow! You certainly got quite a range of colors in your beautiful painting with this extremely limited palette. I would love to know which tube colours you chose!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thanks Diana. The painting is showing a bit warmer here (at least on my pc) but I was rushed so photographed at night. For yellow I used 2 warm hues: Cadmium-Barium Yellow Medium (a nice reddish yellow) and Yellow Ochre (a deep, smoothly opaque neutral gold); as well as a cool hue, Zinc Yellow (a favorite for enlivening a work). For black I mixed French Ultramarine Blue (a classic standby) and Raw Umber (another old reliable hue) and of course opaque Titanium White.

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

you have magic in ur hand..

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Anudeepa! What a lovely sentiment, indeed. I'm most appreciative. Jeanne

suzanneberry said...

I love this Jeanne, it's just lovely! The work you can do in a short span of time is just amazing!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Suz! I sorted through my piles of incomplete work and had this one underway so quickly grabbed & finished it just in time! Whew! Thanks for your lovely comments. Jeanne

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