Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Glazing: Using layering of transparent pigments. Trumpet flora.

Resource in color 
Gray scale

The shapes of values. Here are five flat values from the above gray scale.
Sketching your values in flat patterns help you see the interest of your shapes. Note the long gray line created by the shape 1/3 from the left side of the painting. 
Now is this interesting or boring?   This strong line cuts the painting, dividing the piece into a left and right side making it into two paintings.  
To correct this add a gray shape into the light gray shape on the flower this will tie it together 
and add a light shape without losing the form behind the gray line.

Step one always start with the lightest color.
 Step two orange. 
This one is a transparent mix of Aureolin and Quinacridone Rose
Step three add red. This red is Quinacridone Rose
Step four add a cool. This is Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine Blue.
This blue is very granulating I would say its Ultramarine Blue.
Which one would be the best to use? Depends on how dark the darks are in your resource.
Ultramarine Blue has a lower value straight from the tube then Cobalt Blue.
Finished piece is coming.

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