Monday, September 28, 2015

Advance, Retreat

Warm colors advance, cool colors recede.   The rocks in this painting reflect that time-honored maxim. 

The first wash was very simple in shape.  The second wash defined the rocks.  Still, the underpainting defined the warm foreground and the cool background shapes. I mixed the colors on the page rather than on my palette.

Also, there were contrasts in the verticals and horizontals. 

This coming weekend I'll be in Acadia National Park painting these very rocks!  I can't wait!

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