|pastel 8x9 (studio study)|
|underpainting for large oil 40x48|
When I was teaching I noticed that sometimes my young students mistake light in a color to mean -more pale or a tint. But light must be made by color rather than just altering the color with more white. It may not be "exactly" what you see but instead it is a choice you make to create the feel of the light and the concept. Making value changes can get the painting to read space and distance, but making the light, takes color.
To me, the best way to learn to see and feel color is to paint the same landscape every day. It is then you notice the ways light works, her nuances.
And now for one of this week's plein air studies.
How many do I have of this view? Let me guess. The number must be at least around 200. I love the fact that learning is boundless and will happen each day I am there.