Friday, January 26, 2007
Tulip Value Application
While I have so loved the various hues in the rose practice over the last day, the botanist in me was struggling mightily to find a way to create a flower painting using actual colors of the flower and yet include a good range of values -- including DARKS!
This simple tulip took me several hours to do -- using the techniques and methods I've been learning and adding many glazes to enrich the colors.
I mixed my paints (the dabs at the top of the page) in order to 'test' them for value range before adding them to the tulip. It took quite a while to get a deep enough red that I was happy with.
After styding the tulip this morning, there is still a predominance of mid-values -- I think I could have used this time instead of DARKS, more LIGHTS!! LOL
But it's closer to what I was seeing, and the rest I got last night was good, indeed!