Saturday, October 9, 2010
accessorizing the sky
When you get dressed to go out you normally choose one piece of clothing and everything else is picked to match/work with that piece. When painting a landscape that piece is the sky. The sky sets the tone and the color harmony.
Intentionally I chose the exact same spot from which to paint. Constantly I kept thinking.. "the sky." Often an oil painter will put a little bit of the "mother color" in each color to keep harmony. Glazing is another way to create a mother color. Pastels are different. The mother color is visually understood, but isn't physically added.
Another note, painting plein air really invigorates me! ..But you knew that.