Little wings,  seemingly in flight hovering mid air.  Could it be a hummingbird?   A painting with Naples Yellow,  cobalt teal,  indigo, and indanthrone blue create a wonderful color harmony I would not have expected from these colors!

flying over naples yellow, Indigo, cobalt teal
Flying Over Naples Yellow


I love the gorgeous naples yellow, a wonderful soft buttery subtle yellow.

Naples Yellow, Not brash nor loud, it is the perfect backdrop for other colours to take centre stage.  It retains its own entity, we don’t forget its there by any means.



Acrylic Colours used were:

Naples Yellow,   Magenta, White,  Cobalt Teal blue,  Indigo and Indanthrone blue.  The order used yellow first, then the magenta, a hand mixed grey,  the delightful cobalt teal blue, and last is the  indigo/indanthrone blend.


Normally,  I suggest not putting yellow down as a background, as its too warm.  But,  a nice challenge doesn’t hurt occasionally.


I just made sure the next layers of colors were darker, stronger and more powerful in order to improve the illusion of depth.

naples yellow indigo abstract painting,
Cobalt teal and Naples Yellow