Friday, January 18, 2013

More value studying


Day 17 flower
6 x 6 
Acrylic on canvas

This started off being another value study in greys but I just couldn't do it to a flower so had to add a little color.  I started off mixing grey from French Ultramarine blue and Burnt Sienna to have a warm background and then went to cool greys with French Ultramarine blue, Permanent Rose and Phthalo Green but didn't like them so added a little azo yellow to warm them up and then somehow went into pastel colors.  Sometimes you just have to go with the flow.

2 comments:

Helen Moreda said...

Lovely painting. Whites are fascinating and you did a great job.

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks Helen - whites are pretty complex especially as they can be transparent or opaque, warm or cool.