Here are the work-in-progress photos for Rose Queen.
Rose Queen II © 2015 Karen Mathison Schmidt
12 x 12 x 1½ inches • oil on 1.5" deep cradled GessobordTM
private collection • Shreveport, Louisiana
I started by going over my sketch with a Sharpie, then an acrylic underpainting using heavy glazes of phthalo blue and green, with just a little bit of magenta in the bricks.
Then I started with the oils.
My palette for this painting:
Cadmium green pale
Cadmium yellow pale
Cadmium yellow medium
Cadmium yellow extra deep
Cadmium red medium
Rose dore madder lake antique extra (whew! I love this color!)
Permanent madder light
Alizarin crimson lake extra
Persian (Indian) red
(Note: I don’t usually have ALL those reds, roses and pinks on my palette at one time, but I want all that variety for the colors in the tea roses.)