Red Door: Abstract oil painting on canvas, ready to hang, 8 x 10 inches

Red Door: Abstract oil painting on canvas, ready to hang, 8 x 10 inches


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Abstract oil painting on canvas. Ready to hang. 8 10 inches. Gallery wrapped and painted on all edges.

I started out with this painting trying to make red iron oxide that would dry brighter. It is a very intense red il as a powder or in water. It's even fairly red in oil. But it dries brown. I think it has something to do with the distance between the pigment particles. But if I add only oil to get separation between the particles all of that oil between the pigments will brown badly as the painting ages. So a solution is to use stand oil which darkens less than untreated linseed oil, and it does make beautiful saturated colors, but it takes a lot of solution to get a saturated iron oxide red, so it's better to add something that won't darken. Posted glass can be used but the oil doesn't stick well to the glass particles. Calcite on the other hand bonds well to the paint and is transparent with a little bit of whiteness. The red rectangle on the painting with the straight lines and angles is the result.

The dark blue is Vivianite, a dark blue Iron Phosphate mineral. It has a strong presence and I love to use it.

The Yellow is Nickel Titanium yellow.

The Green is Nicosia Green Earth, a green made when iron is transformed by water in a low oxygen environment.

The Pink Triangle is Potter's Pink. a color usually used for glazing pottery. It's made of Chromium, Alumina, and Tin.

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