After completing notans and movement drawings (see yesterday's post) the composition was decided. Now it is time to create a color plan. Without a plan you are driving without a map. Yes, we all sometimes drive w/o a map and it can be fun; but when you really want to get somewhere you take out a map. So I consult my handy analogous color wheel. With this particular painting I am choosing the two analogous colors: yellow and green. The complement is a reddish purple. The two discords will be used in very tiny bits, evenly. A strong painting must have a dominant color. Mine will be the golden yellow that was created as the sun crept over the trees.
The underpainting was done was close complements. It continues to grow...slowly as glazes do. The pinks keep glazing more violet. I will try to edge them more neutral.
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