|3x8 on copper|
First is the "instant check list." That is a list of the 6 major contrasts to consider in a painting.
1 Light and Dark
2. Cool and Warm
3. Shape- large and small
4. line and mass
5. Saturated and muted
6. Edges -sharp and soft
Place this list near your painting and think about how you check them off. When you run into problems it's usually one of the six offenders.
Nothing beats making a small black and white sketch in your sketchbook before making a painting stroke. Light and dark and shape will be addressed right there. While doing that take the time to write some notes about color and feeling.
|4x6 on gold leaf|
Enjoy your own personal journey.