This week’s Daily Paintworks Challenge is presented by Qiang Huang.

Valentine's Day Rose, 5" x 5" oil painting

I am always challenged when painting with a color scheme of complementary colors red and green.  I find it difficult to extend the range of values without making the colors pasty.  When I awoke to a dozen red roses and a box of Godiva chocolate, I couldn’t resist accepting Qiang’s challenge.

My palette was lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, cadmium red light, alizarin crimson, manganese blue, french ultramarine blue and viridian.

Oil on prepared birch panel 5″ x 5″

The painting is listed for sale on my Etsy Store.