Lantana in a Classy Vase
Suzie Baker, Fine Artist
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Still Life

Lantana in a Classy Vase

7 x 5", oil on linen, 2013. Sold.

This painting is a demo I did for a still life class I teach. It’s a humble little still life using red and orange lantana and a repurposed Perrier bottle as the vase.

The two elements are a natural complement to each other which makes for a nice color balance. I started this painting by toning the canvas with a thin wash of burnt sienna and cadmium red.

I often tone a canvas with a color that is the complement of a primary element in the painting. The tone shows through and adds appeal to the green bottle and leaves while contributing to the color of the lantana.

(832) 316-3363 - suzie@suziebaker.com