Last Red Zinnia by Jacki Kellum
- Painted October 11, 2014
It is rainy and chilly today. There are still a few, brave annuals in my garden–clinging to memories of summer; but they are weak and beginning to retreat. I felt like painting one of those last, red zinnias.
Before I began to paint, I knew that I wanted to communicate that oranges and browns are beginning to creep into my garden. Because I wanted some pearly grays and browns, I allowed a bit of mingling among complements. I used the water to control the amount of color–to create tints–or perlish hues.
I used DaVinci Watercolor Paint — the following colors:
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Orange
- Cadmium Red Light
- Alizarin Crimson
- Cerulean Blue
- Phthalo Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
Following are some red zinnia paintings that I like from what I found on the internet: