Saturday, January 11, 2020

Nuts and Bolts of Painting?

What are some things to keep in mind when you paint?
Here's a few:


1. can the eye travel through your painting

2. creating a center of interest

3. thinking abstractly

4. composing with mass instead of detail

5. designing with patterns


1. setting up simple values in your painting

2. keying the values of your painting

3. separating the values of the large planes in a landscape

4. reflective light

5. shadow values


1. mixing color with a limited palette

2. using color to create variation

3. broken color and detail

4. color of shadows

5. value and temperature contrast


1. creating hard and soft edges

2. painting sky holes in trees

3. how to handle detail

4. how to paint loser

5. adding texture with palette knife

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