30 January, 2011

Hollyhocks


This day I worked on getting those shutters the right color. They were too blue so started adding a bit of orange to my mix to warm things up. What I needed was a grey that is light enough to look like white in shadow. Its all a matter of degrees and you just have to keep asking yourself-is the color too blue? too yellow or too red? Then you adjust with the opposite clor on the color wheel. I also blocked in some flowers in shadow to make the one in bright light pop even more. Tomorrow I will start working on all the greens that make the bottom part of the painting.

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