Run out of red

I want a light red

Not a pink

Not orange



Maybe vermilion,

Something punchy,

Not magenta,

Not alizarian

Not a deep cadmium red (hue)

So many names

But which one will be right,

What is the correct tinge?

Works in progress

Paint laid on paint,

Building up layers,

Blood red?

Maybe if I put my heart into it.


11 thoughts on “Run out of red

      1. So, so relatable. Same problem here…
        I too have just 12 shades of water colours and just 2 acrylic paints (the rest are dried up)
        I don’t think I can ever make money at it, too. πŸ˜… But well, I love drawing and would keep on Just because of my love… 😁


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