Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunflower in the Sunlight

"Sunflower In the Sunlight"
12 x 12
© 2013 by Rebecca Croft

Here is another one of my Dreama workshop paintings.  We begin drawing the painting with transparent orange paint and then block in the entire canvas with our transparent colors.  The second stage you can begin to use your opaque colors but in order to keep the sunlight in the painting use similar colors to mix and keep out the white that makes things cool.  For example to lighten the red use cadmium orange or yellow instead of white.  It really makes a difference.  Things glow using these colors.  I just love her palette & technique.  I hope to be able to translate it into the subjects I like to paint.  You can purchase this one from my Etsy store.

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