Day 645 – Ranunculus

  

Ranunculus
16×20 Acrylic FOR SALE  Also finished Tuesday. 

Recently bought some gorgeous white ranunculus at Costco and had to hurry up and paint them before they died. They started dropping and dripping petals the morning after I finished them. 

Colors used artist grade Golden and Liquitex Cerulean,Titanium white, Dioxzine Purple, Cobalt, Cad Yellow light, alizarin.  

TIP : Artist grade paints are important. Been reading a book about acrylic paints. Student grade can have styrene and other plastics than the polymer that is used in artist grade. What does that mean. The plastic can shatter!! 👀 Like an old plastic toy left in the yard it will shatter. 

  

Artist grade paint does not. 

Some interesting ranunculus trivia from Wikipedia. They are all toxic including the common buttercup.  “When Ranunculus plants are handled, naturally occurring ranunculin is broken down to form protoanemonin, which is known to cause contact dermatitis in humans and care should therefore be exercised in extensive handling of the plants.[6] The toxins are degraded by drying, so hay containing dried buttercups is safe.”

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx

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