about 5x6 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper
I can't stay away...and yes there are greens in this painting...just not predominate.
This week I was visiting the gallery to see all my new pieces being framed and hung for the show. I noticed a few things that I often forget to think about and just do more automatically in the successful pieces (hopefully). Let me share them with you.
First, Even if the whole painting is "not finished" you need one place of finish to make it look complete. This painting is a good example. It did not look good until I "finished" the tree clump in the foreground. Still the finish does not prevent you from traveling back the the juicy colors in the distance.
Second, value. Remember the old saying...I think it went something like 70/30, major values. For instance, in this painting the light values are 70% and the darks 30%. Clumping the values to create bigger shapes is VERY important.