Tuesday, July 16, 2013

mullen pinks

acrylic on panel, 6" x 6"

I painted this last week, or maybe even the week before, and was not happy with the flower color.   I am still trying to get it right but these flowers are no longer blooming, so I've moved on to a new painting of some petunias in a similar color.  In real life it is a vibrant magenta/fushia type color but I was not able to get it with my limited palette.  I tried using a pre-mixed "magenta" but it was too dull and did not read correctly...

 So my question is, how do I mix that vibrant fushia?