Monday, January 30, 2012

Life as a Purple Cow

A purple cow is  something out of the ordinary.  Many of the cows I paint are derivatives of the purple cow, both figuratively and literally.  They are not a frequent subject of my painting, though I do enjoy creating their portraits.  Literally, I use a mix of Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson to create the dark color of their hides.  The blue and crimson results in a very dark purple that I substitute for actual black.  I seldom use black paint because it tends to be dull and lifeless, so instead of black paint, I use purple.  This cow was created on a 5x7 inch canvas panel.  She is for sale in my Etsy shop and can be viewed or purchased at this link

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