Saturday, December 12, 2009

Say It With Darks

Once in a while I can still have trouble with the colors in a painting. It could be indecisiveness and thus, overmixing or overglazing. In this demo I did yesterday, I reminded my student that, even if the colors get muddied, you can still rescue a painting with the values. Often I will just remind myself that by going darker, the contrast in values can reestablish the feeling of light.

Someone once said, "If you walked into any art classroom, a valid criticism would be, 'More darks.'" Use darks to say light.

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