Is it okay to smile at an Alligator?
How could I not smile while working on this tiny portrait?
2½ x 3½ inches of pure sunshine.
Just what I needed in a day of cold, windy skies.
The technical details:
I have no idea what colours were actually on my palette today.
seriously, when my tray starts to look like this it's time to do a little cleanup.
i think that's a bit of quinacridone red at the top.
ummm.... maybe some aureolin yellow
and, ah, pink. Yes, definitely Quinacridone Rose.
I know for a fact that I warmed it all up with Quinacridone Burnt Orange.
(are you sensing a pattern here?)
the hair has some ultramarine turquoise and lunar black.
I don't usually use black, as you probably remember me saying...
but in this case it was a new tube just begging to be opened!
But really, the colours only tell part of the story.
I recall my school days in Australia
School uniforms... lunch at the tuck shop...
and silly rhymes designed to make you giggle:
"From Sydney Zoo
Was put on board
A flying freighter.
He ate the pilot
And the navigator
Then asked for more,
With mashed potater.