Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Color Study for "Confluence"
about 5x7 pastel and oil on marble dust board
I tried hard to stick to my analogous color theme and to vary my color within a value. Unfortunately my photo does not show that well...sorry.
Today's questions and challenges:
1.What is the lightest light? That will help determine many other marks in the painting .
2.The sky sets the tone, but how does it tie in with the landscape?
3.Where are the highest contrasts? Sharpest edges? It should be the focal point.
When stuck I do another black and white sketch, this time it is of the painting....Are my values working? What do I need to accent? Bring back?
That is when I lightened the value on the mass (on the left) and made it more blue.
I think it's now time to go to this composition on a bigger scale. Everything is easier small. One tiny mark says a lot. Bigger is a whole new thing! More later.
Golden Rule: Suggest rather than command.