Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Painting "White" Demonstration 3

I have worked through the second layer of midtone values on the flowers and flower faces. I kept more "light" in the forward facing flowers and added glazes of violet to the background under lapping flowers. I added a few stems, painted a few of the buds, and next I will work the middle values in the background. For the background, I am adding Winsor Green to the palette. Winsor Green (Blue Shade) is a staining transparent pigment, very "cool" green. I will add Quin Gold and New Gamboge to neutralize and "warm" up the green in some places. The green should compliment the red-orange in the flower faces and the magenta in the pedals. It will also give weight and dimension to the background and contrast the flowers to make them appear "forward".


Anonymous said...

Awe, the painting is coming along so beautifully. I can't wait for the final product.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gorgeous, Ariel!