Thursday, July 15, 2010
dynamic,sweeping underpaintings help create harmony
This morning I arrived at my favorite field by 6am. What struck me the the way the light radiated through the ends of the trees. There was a pinkish- gold, low lying, thin wisp of fog.
* one focal point-the diva and two other "supporting cast points
*making the underpainting dynamic and not separating things or sky
* allowing the underpainting to be more gestural. allowing my arm to make sweeps and not "contain"
*being careful to allow the light to be light. I work on Uart which is a mid-tone paper, so I use Chinese White in my underpaintings and I have added more very light warm and cool colors to my pastel palette