(190) Red Roses
5 x 7, oil
This Macpherson assignment was to tone the background with the same color as "an area in the scene and paint around it; keying the painting to this color note." In this case, I chose one of the reds in the rose. This is the opposite of what I did yesterday when when I chose the red background because it created a contrast with its compliment--the green trees.
"God's world is very beautiful and aesthetically superior, so when we paint directly from live subjects, we learn colour, light and brevity from the most indisputable teacher"...Serquei Quissik