Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ohio Marsh 3

This one was done on black paper,and very hard to keep the painting light. Takes a lot of pastel to cover it. So what I have learned in this challenge...When doing the underpainting one should not go too dark if you want a lighter painting, that warm undertones do warm up the rest of the painting, that cooler ones keep it with a cool feeling. All these decisions need to be made before putting the brush to the paper. The whole idea of the Underpainting is keep that color and just add needed pastel. If you go too dark, then you have to use a lot of pastel to lighten. Always easier to go dark with the pastel.

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