Friday, February 14, 2014

Azalea Park, Step 5

Beginning the Color Underpainting
Working from back to front and top to bottom, I painted the sky, the far trees, and the water.  I used cool colors introducing some pinks here and there for the atmospheric perspective.

My limited palette consists Naples yellow dark, cadmium yellow light, cadmium orange, cadmium red light, permanent madder deep ( a more permanent color than alizarin crimson), burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, thalo green, and ivory black. 

So I used a lot of thalo blue and thalo green.  I have learned to be judicious with these powerful colors, but they have a wonderful tinting strength.  Many times I dilute the thalo colors with pinks and reds.

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