Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sunflower Workshop Demonstration

Here I have begun to work around the flower, developing form in every other pedal. More to follow.

I have begun to paint in the background areas, choosing a deep blue-violet for the background to complement the orange and yellow in the flower. I try to vary the blues and purples as I move around the flower. For the foreground leaves, I glazed another layer of paint to darken and develop shape. While the background is still damp, I soften some of the edges on the pedals and the leaves. This is the point where I evaluate the value relationships and determine if and where I want to add more darks. I also look at the details of the flower face and pedals and add shadows or more value to the face.

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