Darling, Darling, Darling
oil on panel 8x8"
In this frame we have a tidbit resin trinket bow, married to a fuchsia background, careful to play with the color contrasts. This painting has a quirky off-kilter way about it due to the not-quite-center bow placement. I thought I would include it as a classic “charm” for my lucky charm series. In case you didn’t catch it, check out my post from Day 2 for more on my thought process behind the bow paintings.
Let me tell you, if you’re as interested in varietal hues of pink as I am, then you need to run right out and get yourself this color. This gorgeous transparent magenta makes the paint radiate that sweet sweet quinacridone, and holds up beautifully to a small addition of titanium. quinacridone is a pigment that comes over to us from the automotive industry. Daniel Smith and other companies are rumored to have a limited supply of this magic pigment, which of course absolutely appeals to the hoarder in me.
This particular hue that I was looking to render matched perfectly with Old Hollands’s Oudt Holland Magenta. Though very expensive (I can only afford 2 or 3 colors in this german brand), this dreamy pigment fit well with this work. My studio-mates and close friends will tell you that I’m a bit of a fanatic when it comes to paint colors. While some painters pride themselves on keeping a small palette, every time I pick up a tube of paint I’m simultaneously inspired and have the Gollum “my precious” urge.
This specific pink addressed the title of the the painting, Darling, Darling, Darling, with a heavy nod to gender implications. I find it necessary to be particular.
Ingrid Victoria Wells