Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I like the graphic design of this one with the horizontal element of the brushes and shadows.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"


claire christinel said...

Love this brushes series. The colours and textures are terrific. I particularly love the colourful reflections in the metal ferrules.

brushwork said...

What is your recipe for that shiny grey metal? I have problems with that shade of grey and making it look like shiny metal.

Brenda Ferguson said...

My recipe begins with my eyes...I look and look, then look some more and paint what I see. Squinting helps, especially for metallic surfaces because there's so much going on in them. I mix all of my grays from various combinations of the three primaries and white. If I want a warmer gray, I use warmer primaries, like cad red instead of Alizarin crimson. If I want a greener gray I use more of the yellow and blue with just a bit of red to create the gray. I hope that clarifies. If not, please don't hesitate to ask further. I love talking about how I create the art!

brushwork said...

I too mix complements to make gray but they always look too dull. Guess I need more color reflections and white.

Gina Carol said...

Great set of brushes, with a nice and intense contrast of colors and best of all .... your brilliance!
Congratulations Brenda!!