Painting Kuching in Watercolour

Red Chillies

Posted on: 19/09/2011

Yaay! Success! Red chillies freshly harvested from my garden! And organically grown as well. I used Biogreen 988 fertilizer which the vendor at the Sunday market assured me is also an anti-fungal and anti-feedant because of the neem oil in the formula.

I always prefer a fresh specimen right in front of me so that I can match the colours I see with my paints. Luckily hot chillies like these keep well during the 2 whole days I took. This time I had to dig out from the bottom of the box the opaque colours I seldom use – Winsor & Newton Vermilion Hue, Winsor Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, and for the stems, Oxide of Chromium. The shadows are a mixture of Indian Red and Ultramarine and it’s back to my favourite paper Fabriano Hotpressed 140lbs 9” x 12”.


1 Response to "Red Chillies"

So real they are almost good to eat ! Expensive red tube paint you can certainly interpret the red really well. Alizarin Crimson is really lively.

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