Wednesday, November 14, 2012

four steps

These are the four steps for my 7x5 inch color study for a larger work tentatively titled "Dappled Path."
1. Black acrylic on green Ampersand Pastelbord.
2. Light blue to block in the lightest areas.
3. Trying out a few colors
4. The finished color study.
This is the first step of the larger work (18 x 12 inches) on white Wallis: black Nupastel and a muted purple pastel. I keep the small color study beside me for reference.  If you click to enlarge this image and the value foundation looks very blurry, it is because it really is - there are only a few hard edges or fully saturated areas of color at this stage.


  1. Something has just become clear!! Thank you Barbara. xx

  2. Gracias por compartir estos estudios son muy interesantes. SALUDOS BARBARA.