Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back To Work

As an experiment in pushing the value range, the shadows were overlaid with transparent red, the highlights with opaque white. Next I'd like to try blue green over the red and yellow green over the white. The scan's a bit strained. I've been having trouble with this panel. Wondering if it has anything to do with those first full coverage layers...

I've been away from the brush while enjoying a most wonderful Christmas, but it does feel good to be back. Perhaps a little break once in a while is a good thing. :-)


  1. This is literally leaping off of my screen- the reddish shadowing is amazing against the cool green of the needley leaves. This is a great example of how/why even a basic understanding of color theory is so important- opposite colors when used together bring such life and vibration to a piece of work, even when handled with such subtle tones as you have done here.

  2. Thanks, Gretchen! Tonight I will reinforce the reds a bit and then try glazing in the greens. I am hoping for better results than when I tried shadows with blue.