Sunday, March 6, 2011


When you love color; it may seem odd to some, but your heart can melt at the sight of a beautiful, pure pigment. You can find yourself standing in front of painting, entranced. Color affects us, and I find myself excited to begin a real color exploration.

One of my favorite paint colors, for many years now, is Quinacridone Burnt Orange. I love using it to shade areas of red and burnt sienna, mostly. And now that I have had time to experiment with other colors; I have found that using Quinacridone Magenta and Quinacridone red are just as exciting. My new abstract cat painting, Flor, was created using all three of these Quinacridone colors. It's hard to photograph red...since it tends to distort color...but here she colorful Flower.


Katnip Lounge said...

I love it! Hubby is red-green colorblind; I have a hard time imagining how he sees the world.

AutumnLeaves said...

She is one beautiful colorful kitty indeed, Deb! Gorgeous work!

Diane said...

That's exactly how I would put this--a colorful flower. Your cat paintings are so unique!!

Brian said...

I can't help but love that blue nose!

Christine's Arts said...

Beautiful! I am exploring more color in my art also lately. Love it, can't live without it. Color makes me happy and you did a great job on kitty!!

Janine said...

Oh these are beautiful! Are they watercolor?

Thank you for your comment on my blog!

Terri said...

I love hearing you talk about your love of color. I do not have a feel for it like you do, but I do have a very strong appreciation for it and those like you who have a gift. Your new cat painting is fabulous to me. Really! I love the colors very much, and the cats expression is really good.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following. I really appreciate your visit. I have enjoyed visiting you and seeing your wonderful paintings.

Walk in the Woods said...


Anya said...

i love the colors
its beautiful Deb :-)

it reminds me on
carnival :)))))


Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<

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Pamela Holderman said...

Wish I could see a cat like this walking down the street!

Yael Assia said...

I love the colors :o)