Antonev uses Madder Lake Deep for the pinks on the rose petals. He favours Flake white (lead white) which is slightly transparent. Titanium white can overpower colours mixed with it and produce a chalky effect unsuitable for delicate petals.
Other colours used are: yellow ochre light, prussian blue, and ivory black.
Chinese vermillion is used for the intense red tips of the petals.
This is a collection of favorite still life paintings I've found over the years. I have a particular interest in the oil medium, but occasionally include works in other media, even the odd photo of a nice vase or flower. I hope it will provide a resource for still life painters and art lovers.
There are a few paintings of interiors, and some botanical paintings, which are not really classified as still life, but they fit better here than in my landscape or figurative painting blogs (see links).
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