Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Azalea Park, Step 6

The Finished Underpainting


Here I have completed the color underpainting.  I have roughed in the values and a variety of colors in the garden and on the path. I am following the plein air sketch fairly faithfully. 

I have to stand back at least twenty feet and then squint to see the color and value masses clearly.  This is how I see what needs to be done.  For instance there are too many azalea bushes the same color and there is a stripe of pink ones on the right which looks dumb.  I like the little spots of red ones, but right now they stand out too much. 

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