Tuesday, July 28, 2009
"Vibracolor Apples" - n/a
I couldn't wait to post this tonight! I'm so excited that I actually did it. Wild and crazy colors. I got a lot of suggestions that I follow a certain strategy, like always paint the compliment of the color I see, or have a certain color assigned to each value ... but I really wanted it to be spontaneous. And what I learned is: yes, as long as the values are correct, you can use any old color you want! I think I got lucky that it didn't turn out horrendous - I actually like the result. Now I can tone it back and change colors on purpose, just where I want them to be different. I did start out with a value study for this one - I put down a burnt umber ground, then drew in the darks with my brush and wiped out for the lights (see below). That helped.