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".

2 comments:

mylif3ingr3y said...

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

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gorgeous, Ariel!