Quinacridones are transparent, extremely vibrant warm colors. Mixing them with other colors, or glazing them on top of colors, makes everything pop.
This little study gives me a feel for the larger red poppies I'm putting into the new 30 x 40 oil painting. I have to wash the colors on big and bold, and worry about the details later, which is sort of counter-intuitive for me; considering I can get carried away with details in a hurry.
So hopefully I can loosen up!
~I will keep the brush happy in my hand~