Saturday, February 21, 2015

Who Needs a Taxi!?


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So, ok. I tried something new for this one, but it's actually something very old too. And I'm embarrassed to admit it, because it's something I specifically do (and teach) kind of the opposite of. But humility is good for us, right?! So here goes.

For this one I put down the darks first. Crikey! Actually I made a pretty thorough value study with just one dark (a mix of red, blue and yellow), painting in the darks and wiping out the lights. Then I painted on top of that. I think it worked well because 1. it's a dark dominant painting, and 2. there aren't any super saturated colors that I needed to keep "clean." I don't think I would try this method for many of my still lifes, but I will definitely try it again for this kind of scene. I'll explain the benefits in my next post.

5 comments:

Rodrigo RocRam said...

That is a very nice painting. Thanks for sharing.

Regards
Rodrigo
Galerias de Arte

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

again, a beautiful depiction of light, form and shadow described in the most luscious of grays against colorfully understated color.
slam bangin'

D. Joseph Aho said...

It's a lovely painting and trying something new paid off! I would like to know if it's you walking along the street....

Carol Marine said...

Thanks you guys!

D. Joseph, it is not me. Just some guy in NYC. : )

Wes Green said...

Look great! Do you like painting on a little bigger surface?