I used a lot of burnt sienna on this one with some prussian blue, cool yellow green (lemon yellow and prussian blue) and various other earth tones. I think the warm burnt sienna pops out nicely. I’m working on giving my paintings lots of texture these days. I think that makes a more interesting and luscious painting.
When I first began to paint I was just looking to give things volume and create a good composition. Now that I feel more comfortable with that I’m moving on to texture which is really fun. Usually I get it by going back over something and running my brush strokes the opposite direction. I noticed Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne did that a lot. And of course I love their paintings. – Jason Campbell