Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's just an UNDERPAINTING; no need to get embarrassed:)

I was getting frustrated with the last painting I was working on because it seemed too cold. I wanted it to be cooler in temperature, but the colors were so flat to me. I was reading through a book the other night and it gave me an idea. I decided to do an underpainting in warm colors, and so far I'm very pleased with how it's coming along. The warm colors seem to show through and I really like the activity that so many unmixed colors creates. Since this is an experiment, I'll go ahead and finish the first one and then finish the second and compare the two. I'm really excited because I've been working really hard to breathe life into my work, but found instead that I tend to over-work and muddy the pieces. Hopefully this new technique will help to solve some of these old issues. One other thought: remember that this is only the beginning of the painting, it will hopefully change quite drastically as I work. Finished pictures soon to come.

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