Wednesday, January 2, 2013

color study steps

When painting a color study for a larger painting, I try to keep it fast and simple. These are the steps of the 7x5 inch color study for "Sunday Walk:" Sold

1. Apply black acrylic in several values to mass in the dark values (just add water to make a lighter value).

2. Add pastels of the lightest values to complete the value range of the painting.

3. Add color choices -  warm colors advance, cool colors recede. 

4. The completed study. View it with the magnifier at Daily Paintworks.

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