Tuesday, September 21, 2010
tree study with glazes
The method was to concentrate on optical mixing. This can be done two ways (that I know of): glazing and side by side color (like pointillism.) When glazing you do not reach for the right color you make it through layers of color. Gold with blue on top makes a golden green. It's sometimes hard just not to reach for the color you know you want. The watercolor underpainting helps because with it I choose the glow colors and make the skeleton on which to build.
At a certain point I rely on temperature contrasts to create vibration.