As I have been working in the studio this summer I have started contemplating colors in a different way. In thinking about using Red in paintings I have thought about the challenge of making work that does not look like blood or something that has been burned or on fire!!! I decided to look at some of my favorite artist and how they have worked with red, naturally none of the previous mentioned elements come to mind when you look at their work. I have included a couple of my own favorite paintings but i can tell you that at different points in the process I had to keep working to overcome a sensation that from time to time was scary. The collector that purchased the painting Red Hot shared that she loves to see the painting in different light thru out the day but her favorite time of day to see the painting is in the morning. She told me that she finds the painting so calming, which is true however I do not know how that quality came about in the work. Painting is such a mystery! I just got some new red colors from Vasari Paint that I am excited about exploring so more to come on which reds are my favorites and some color mixing charts…. what are your thoughts about red paintings?