|Cloudy Day Roses|
6 x 6, oil on linen panel
I had used alizarin next to orange to create a very bright burnt sienna like color...because alizarin and orange are what I see dancing around. Or did see.
Here in the deep South, I am not finding alizarin taches at all. The colors are more high key. Magentas and bright pyrrole reds are abundant in the shadows of trees. The earth is a bright orange or sparkling bright red (Georgia red clay). The shadows in a red rose are cadmium red deep, magenta and ultramarine or purple, not alizarin.
I generally don't use cadmium reds in mixtures as they result in a purple bruised look. But used as an accent of pure color, they are magnificent.
What about you? Do you use alizarin? How so?