TRANSPARENT RED OXIDE
Transparent Red Oxide is a highly transparent burnt orange. I enjoyed working with this new discovery so much that I may substitute it for my burnt sienna as my new neutral. I love the way this pigment mingles and settles with indigo or neutral tint to create new tones of spice and rust. I found it perfect for the forest floor image rendering the autumn palette of spent swordtail fern and decaying leaves. I can almost smell the earthy perfume. Daniel Smith suggests glazing it over French Ochre for a fireside glow or to layer it over itself for a rich red ochre.
“I am a contemplative artist who has trouble accessing verbal skills. Finding the right words to talk about the amazing things I observe around me can be frustrating. It is much more natural for me to pick up a paintbrush, some embroidery floss or my camera when I wish to share some new discovery. The artwork I create is meant to be enjoyed on whatever level the viewer experiences it and not layered with complex meaning. Feathers, fur, flowers and the incredible variation I find in wildlife not only inspire me, but compel me to share every nuance with you.