Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vermilion One Piece in the Dark Palette

The color from last week's palette could only be called vermilion. This is defined by Infoplease as a chemical compound of mercury and sulfur, red sulfide of mercury. Wow sounds hot, like this beach babe. Other words like salmon swam through my mind, but they could not come close to this woman's suit. Funny how the reds and oranges could blend together without a human hand and become such a beautiful bright color. What happens on a palette when the lights are turned out and the artist goes to bed?


  1. Great question!

    I once painted outdoors at night while camping out. Very interesting to see the results once the sun came up.

  2. This would be a good night to paint outdoors with the meteor shower! It is a little cloudy here, hopefully it will clear up for the best viewing time 4 a.m. eastern time. Thanks for the comment Katherine.