Thursday, March 12, 2015

My First 6"x6" Painting

The Alchemical Laboratory
As I intended, I began my tiny painting of the fallen log today. I colored the gessobord with red-violet, because the main color in the painting will be its complement, yellow-green. This gives the outer color solidity and when bits of the complement are visible, the painting has a sense of life. Then I put in the upper section of yellow-orange and the lower yellow-green. I did not make it very yellow, because starting with a medium value, mid-hue will give me a base for the intense yellows in the grasses later on in the process. I have a bamboo frame ready for this painting, which I hope will look good with my color choices. It is a renewable/sustainable frame choice.

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