Rufescent = Reddish Paintings

After new computer system upgrades, my seven-year old Nikon camera card reader became obsolete. Now, using the newest Lightroom software and a new card reader I have access to improved image processing tools.

I’m pleased with these new tools. I cropped the images of my latest paintings in my new Rufescent Series. The word rufescent simply means “reddish” and the three new paintings I’m posting today all have reddish tones– from fluorescent reds to earth reds.

Rufe 1(horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 1(horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia

Although I painted all three of these paintings in my preferred vertical orientation, I know that many people prefer them horizontal. When framed they can be hung either way.

Rufe 1(vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 1 (vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 1(vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 (vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 ( flipped horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 ( flipped horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia

While the two paintings above work visually at either horizontal or vertical orientation, I prefer the red and green fluorescent painting below at a vertical orientation, which is how I painted it.

Rufe 3, paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 3, paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 3 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 3 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia