Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Magic Glazing--Green and Red

After looking at a painting created several months ago that wasn't working for me, I took a brush to it and did some glazing. This 8x10 inch oil painting started out with an attempt at painting pears with some intense backlighting. The pears were originally yellow, but getting a dark value of yellow on the shadow side of the pears wasn't very successful. I glazed over the yellow pears with sap green and suddently they looked much better. The values became darker and the contrast much more effective in addition to the combination of the red and green. I'm glad I took a chance and played with this one before discarding it in the reject heap.
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