Friday, April 24, 2009


Believe it or not this painting was one I wanted to finish a lot earlier in my sequence. I had seen “Curse of the Golden Flower” and I hoped to make a dot painting based on the beautiful colors from the film. The trouble started with trying to depict a yellow crystanthemum using dots. The color yellow was so light that it just became a problem for adding dots on top - no matter what I did.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Even adding a little purple to yellow or a glaze of purple over yellow did not help. Finally I painted the whole canvas yellow again. I put the other colors in the corners – one color per corner. Then I added dots for the petals with other dots defining dark areas between the petals. Anyway, I finished it, but I’m not very satisfied. It was one of the paintings people were touching at the last art market. People love feeling the dots with their fingers.


  1. Yellow is my favorite color, so I like this one even if it didn't work the way you wanted it to. I think I'd want to touch the dots too if I saw it in person.

  2. Daisy:

    In 7th grade I talked my aunt into painting my bedroom yellow. She bought me yellow curtains too.

    Now and then I use yellow in my art.

    Mo : )