Monday, May 26, 2014

Azaleas

I made some changes in an earlier piece to make it more colorful.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

First Step

I sketched in some bare trees over an almost complete landscape painting which was dry.

Step Two

I established the tree shapes with darker values of ultramarine and cadmium red.

Step by Step Landscape Painting

I repainted the sky and distant hills as well as establishing some dark areas.  I also stumbled in some areas of brighter colors.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Geraniums

I decided to change the colors in this painting.  You can judge whether it is an improvement or not.  I decided to darken parts of the background and lighten parts of the flower to get more contrast.  The bottom one is the revised painting.

A Good Use foe Left-over Paint

I used waxed paper as a palette and when I finished painting for the day, I spread the left-over paint over the waxed paper and left it to dry.  Now when I think some area of a painting would be better with another color I can tear out a piece of paper and check how the painting would look with a different color.