Sunday, November 1, 2009

Northern Light-Color Stage 3

I've glazed what I call my "flesh" color; a mixture of burnt umber, raw umber, raw sienna+ titanium, and flake white, over the skin areas. I also glazed mixture of prussian blue, small amount of yellow ochre, and white over curtain area. This "cooled" it down a bit. I also glazed Alizarin crimson on dark background areas to warm them up a little.

My little secret when it comes to shadows is; warm light=cool shadows, cool light=warm shadows. Works every time!

My next step will be to re-establish "warm" shadows on facial and hair features. When that dries, I'll begin to add light with one of my favorite colors: Naples Yellow!

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