I painted the flowers below to make myself use a tube of magenta paint that came with a set of oils my husband had given me. It is a color I had not used before except in tiny quantities to see how it mixed with other hues. Making it the base for a major part of the painting forced me to explore the color and its possibilities. Magenta has now been making its way onto the pallette for more paintings as its vibrant hue gives some added punch to mixed reds and oranges.
Untitled 16 x 20
Oil on Canvas