Looking South at Sunset (photo)
Summer is over and I am anxious to spend more time painting in the studio. The gardens were beautiful and I have lots of photos to paint from.
I recently completed a new book as a PDF data file on a CD. It can be read on a computer monitor with Adobe Reader and pages can be printed as desired. You can find it on my book link above.
When you paint be aware of the paint quality you are producing. Strive for:
Use Complementary Colors to Create Vibration
This painting is a good example of my mingling technique. Notice where I’ve taken liberty with the local color and made a color change that might have been reflected on the flower. I do this to create interest and dimension to the flat surface. Don’t allow your left brain to fool you into believing an object is just one color! Our three dimensional world bounces colors around, creating a kaleidoscope of beauty. Look carefully and you’ll see it!
Warm and Cool Areas
Color Changes Create Soft Transitions Between