Friday, July 2, 2010
hog wild underpainting and the question of greens
My goal on this painting was to go "hog wild" on the underpainting and then to carefully consider the greens. What did I need for some truth, what to throw away in search of a better painting????? The underpainting was mainly oranges and magenta violets. It was amazing how little local color green was necessary to make the beauty of the scene. Refracted light and humidity sure help green become less potent.
Actually this is a little pond on the side of the golf course. It's main purpose is to water to course, sort of like a farm pond. My other goal was to make it feel like the most beautiful place in the world.