Saturday, January 17, 2009
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One of the biggest tools I've learned (through experience) for making edges more interesting, is to go past the edges with the first color I put down, and redefine them afterwards, dragging the second color alongside and slightly overlapping the first. I said this to my husband recently and he said "what makes an edge interesting?" Good point. So I guess when I first started painting, all my edges were hard, or crisp. I would paint right up to an edge from one side, and again from the other, with sometimes a little space inbetween that would bug me. Now I choose when to have hard or soft edges. What I get depends on how loaded my brush is with paint, how much I overlap the stroke, what the two colors are on either side of the edge, etc. The more I paint the more I find I can control the edges and it's not so much up to chance.