Morning Sunshine - SOLD
Pigments Through the Ages states:
The color we know as orange was referred to in Old English as “geoluhread,” which means yellow-red. The word “orange” was adopted after the eponymous fruit was introduced to English via the Spanish word naranja, which came from the Sanskrit word nāraṅga.
Orange and turquoise are my two favourite painting colours and they turn up over and over, especially in my fish paintings - well in most of my paintings you'll find traces of them. The orange I like is pure pigment, cadmium orange is a warm colour which turns more towards yellow and my turquoise of choice (more like easy access/no mix) is Daniel Smith cobalt teal blue, however I do create my own turquoise using ultramarine and pthalo green with titanium white. There are endless combinations of colours to create turquoise, depending on what value and warmth/coolness you want.
Still in acrylics I started this study of a clementine over a panel that I scrapped then restarted, using a black background over the offending part of the original painting and leaving the perimeter pale. Of course a form of blue and lavender crept in to offset the orange and there it was. No, not turquoise, but blues are never far away.