Itching For Spring Color

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“Spring Garden Smiles”, original acrylic on wood by Judy Leila Schafers, 3.5″ x 4.5″, framed, $110

Maybe. If I paint my beautiful, vibrant garden flowers, spring might come sooner. I have always loved purple and this was so much fun to create!  Working with certain colors lifts my mood instantly. I have learned over the years, that some colors cannot be, or are very difficult to mix. The purple in these pansies. called dioxazine purple, is one of those. If you add just the right red and varying amounts of white, you can achieve quite an array of effervescent hues. 

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head
And whispered to her neighbour,
Winter is Dead”
–A.A. Milne

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