|Art of Tracey Fletcher King|
I've been working hard to learn to successfully layer paint. The technique is also called underpainting where you layer lighter colors that will help brighten and give nuance to the finished painting after all layers are added. I've learned that you never know what colors will enhance the final painting. Sometimes putting a blue under a green apple painting will give new life to the final green you want to achieve. Adding purple to a blueberry's bottom will give it extra depth. It's a wonderfully creative lesson and it forces you to try to see nuances in your subject matter.
Now I'm trying to put all that learning to good use as I give depth to my paintings. After only a few days of teaching from Tracey I finally did a successful painting of green onions that had depth. Green, until today, has been my nemesis, probably because it's one of my very favorite colors. When I go into paint something green, like a leaf, I go full gusto which makes for a very flat and usually too dark painting. I have to learn a lighter touch and also to be patient with layers.
|Lemon, blueberries and garlic|
I'm so happy to be adding new techniques and tricks. This is how to feel like an accomplished artist, thanks Trace!
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