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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Slowly getting better...


Today I worked about 2 hours. This painting is a stinker. I think it is the surface. Maroon is very dark. So it takes layers and layers of lighter pastel to bring up the lightness in the painting. When I work on a painting like this, I am reminded by my teachers' preferences to surfaces with a medium value - you don't have to go too far either way with the darks and the lights.

2 comments:

LIZ said...

Wow, this is coming along nicely. I must say I had my doubts when you started, but it is looking really good now!

Carolyn said...

Thanks Liz, I really had doubts too. I'm still not sure about this one. I'm not even done and I'm already thinking of doing another one on white board and doing just the opposite - building up the darks! That is a more familiar approach for me.