Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Evening Shadows

In this 5x7 inch oil painting, I was playing with values and transparent color.  Burnt Sienna and a wonderful Gamblin oil paint color called asphaultum were used to develop the background.  Asphaultum is a warm, transparent dark brown.  Coming from the tube it looks similar to burnt umber, but it doesn't have the same qualities when it is applied to canvas.  For artists who haven't used it, I'd definitely recommend adding it your palette. 

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1 comment:

Carol Blackburn said...

Quite different from the usual post and very intriguing.