Saturday, July 14, 2012

I Gotta Have It NOW!





What's coconut creme pie without cadmium yellow light? Impossible.

What's a weekend without a glitch? Unusual.

 I really let my acrylics dwindle down as I stocked and explored oils the last months. I'm close to being all out of the essentials. I was forced to turn out the lights and end the session. I could have turned my attentions to the chocolate cake and the strawberry strudel, but I really wanted a piece of pie. Cadmium Yellow Light is the connector, the color that will run through these three sections. I gotta have it now!  

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  1. There is a ready supply for painters in trouble?
    Dear Linda,I have an orange cadmium Acrylic at home ... but I do not have teleportation!

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    1. No, no, orange cadmium will not do, but thank you for the gesture. Cadmium Yellow LIGHT is in demand and while I'm there I ought to pick up some Dioxinine Purple, Sap green and few others. I've heard of limited palettes, but this limited is ridiculous!

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  2. Linda!
    Reading your recent blog entry gave me a good laugh. And I needed one! Thank you!
    I am so happy that you have a blog. It brings so much joy and entertainment to so many. Thank you again.
    Oops! i almost forgot, of course I love your painting.
    Take care.
    (Tomorrow I give my friend her "School Portrait". Let's hope she loves it as much as I enjoyed painting it!)
    Your New England Art Buddy,
    Michael

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    1. Your friend is going to be so thrilled Michael. It's such a lovely gesture. That painting will be special to her the rest of her life, for you painted a place where she spent a big portion of her life and has all sorts of memories. That was very sweet.

      I'm glad if I can make people laugh. Laughter is so healthy. We need as much of it as we can get.

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  3. I can relate. I'm getting dangerously low on pthalo blue and my favorite - payne's grey. I need to get to the art store.

    So. I can't keep up with your posts. This morning on my phone I saw your beautiful paintings. And I see how this one is progressing - I love it. So glad you are back to pastry paintings too which you do so very well. And they are so unique.

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    1. Ah and Payne's gray! I had to dig up a tube from I don't know when, but the tube is that metally stuff, not the plastic stuff they use today. You know, the paint was still good. Amazing.

      It is a relief to be painting my pastries, weird as they may be. But they say "paint what you think is beautiful". Pastries in a display case widen our pupils, increase our saliva flow, and cause all sorts of happy indecisions on which one to buy, when we really know any one would be just fine. Just looking at them, we can taste them. What makes strawberry strudel different from a bowl of fruit?

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  4. May I just say: YUM. Love the 1st panel of the triptych below as well. I agree that chocolate mice rock. NO, I've never had one, but I think I want one! Sorry about the yellow... I hate it when that happens.

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    1. Would you bite off the head first? I did. When I was a kid, I know I'd play with it for a while like I did with the chocolate Easter Bunny. When I thought it was too dirty to play with anymore. That was the time to bite off its head. Weird kid. Weird subject. I love it.

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  5. A trip to the art supply store is in order! I like how this is looking

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    1. Thanks Celeste. It's such a pleasant relief than trying to get the angle of JD's head.
      I'm sort of waiting for Wednesday to get to the art supply store. I have such a long list I should go after my closing date on this month of kids and sightseeing and dinners out and framing and, and, and, and. But I'm going today. What kind of painter would I be without Cadmium Yellow Light. It's got the zing that will make the painting sing!

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  6. When you want pie, nothing else will do! Wow, is it ever looking great, Linda!!!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn. It's a subject that delights me. I think that comes through.

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