|Floral Wonderland by April M Rimpo|
This lovely garden could have been anywhere, but it happened to be located in the Buckingham Palace Gardens. I was so drawn to these flowers while photographing them, I missed the Buckingham guard riding their horses along the road in the background. I didn't notice them until I was home and started to work through the design of the painting.
Since the color combinations the gardener selected is what drew me to the scene, I decided to discard the men on their horses and focus on the color. To recreate the thrill I felt looking at this garden, I used triad leaf green, cobalt violet, and cadmium red light(hue) for the lighter shades; and a dark triad of a blend of Quinacridone Burnt Orange and Phthalo Blue for the dark green, Dioxazine Purple for the dark purple, and Permanent Alizarin Red for the dark red. A few touches of Quinacridone gold complement the lavender and purple hues.
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