Sunday, September 1, 2013

2 experiments in color / temperature


Ok, back to color and plein air.
When out on location I have been challenging myself to push the color temperature. The bottom painting is the "actual color"this morning. On top you see how I took the scene and gave it a strong warm bias.
Keep in mind that while painting you are like a chef, constantly measuring the amount of spice you need in your dish. When making tomato sauce I taste- do I need more onion, garlic, basil? When painting you look and think, is it warmer or cooler (darker or lighter)? Keeping a painting in a temperature range gives it a mood. Similarly, cooking a sauce with  the right amount of spice gives it a smooth flavor.

BTW My favorite plein air event is approaching. Chincoteague Plein Air (in Chincoteague VA) will be September 11-14. More later.

2 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

Woo-hoo! This orange one is SUPERB!

loriann signori said...

Thanks Jala!