Monday, February 1, 2010

1st Oil Portrait Complete!

After seven years, I think I got it. It seems one has to mix the colors backwards. Does that make sense? Let's say you wish to make a peachy cheek, start with the white and have enough so you don't have to guess. Slowing add your premixed (colors that have the white and the oranges and a puddle of premixed whites & reds) Go slow, make a value range out of all your puddles,too much color will ruin the entire puddle. Keep the warms and cools separate, as soon as they touch, you have created mud, which may not be a bad thing, if you are in control. Use that control and create value shifts with your color and temperature. Build up and take a break maybe a day or so, check your work with a mirror, look at it through the mirror, you will get a different perspective and it will surprise you, sometime for the best, (if your are lucky). Well, I 'm not one to write a bunch of stuff. I think those words are the best suggestions for now.Take Care and keep trying.