Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Alternation is an all-over pattern that resembles a checkerboard. The lights, midtones and darks are scattered throughout the painting. This results in a very high energy painting that usually has no one focal point due to the numerous areas of contrast.

Underpainting is a key unifying factor in such an approach. With so many value changes, it is essential to find colors, textures or directional aspects to unite the space. Underpaintings provide this unity.

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