Saturday, October 13, 2012

painting more

 The next step for me was to lighten the lower left corner to balance all the drama in the top third of the painting. I selected two yellows. For your painting, decide what the focus is and what ever colors are used there, use them again elsewhere.
I used hard pastels in pink and dark blue for texture and color. The hard pastels don't fill the tooth of the paper - they ride on top and allow the colors underneath to show through.
Here is s closeup of the texture.
This is what my painting looks like now. The next step will be mostly detail work. I'm happy with the drama and value contrasts. I'm happy that I've used a limited palette to help simplify the scene. I hope your own painting is going well.

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