Thursday, July 06, 2006
I began with these tomatoes (the darker set) and tried by adding DOZENS of washes to get the colors as intense as I wanted ... I overworked the poor paper! But I let it dry -- (novel idea!! LOL) then gradually built up the layers again (drying in between) ... added a bit of ink .. and I really like it -- even though it's overworked!
I was reading tonight about intensifying colors by adding the colors NEXT on the color chart to the color you are want to intensify .... So I decided to do this sketch again (another set of tomatoes -- the lighter version) using that principle -- it seemed to work as I didn't need as many layers to achieve a better intensity. Learning can sure take a long time!