Sunday, July 08, 2007

"Apple Batik" --- SOLD



So...I've painted this fabric a few times before. I like it. And I'm finally finding a method that works. First I lay down the lighter teal color in a really loose way. Then I come back with the darker blue and kind of cut into the lighter design to define it. I suppose if it were the other way around (the design dark and the rest light) then I would start with the dark and cut back in with the light. Also, when I'm cutting in with that darker blue, I like to make it a little too dark to start with, and then come back with the "right" value and not go all the way to the edges with it. I find that kind of defines the design better. Does that make any sense??? Also, I am constantly remixing the same color so it's not so boring a flat.

3 comments:

Kelley MacDonald said...

Carol, I love the way one green apple can have '40 shades of green' (like the terrain of Ireland!) in your paintings. This one is beautiful!

Brendy Vaughn said...

Great composition! The bright green on the dark blue really pops and curves in the batik keep my eye curving to the right.

wanda knight said...

Thank you Carol. You are so generous with your information. I love the blue and green combination.