Thursday, August 12, 2010
neutrals and harmony
Finally. I think I have the light on this one. I have done this view many, many times. This time I not only let the underpainting show through (at least 50%), the feeling of light is there. (Coincidence? what took me so long;-) )
The underpainting had beautiful neutrals (sorry I forgot to photograph it before covering it.) I placed the more pure colors on top in pastel. Neutrals are the natural harmonizers since they contain mixes of colors. In pastels you have to know what is in each stick just by looking...where as in paint you mix them so the harmony is controlled.