Monday, December 10, 2007
Secondly, I wanted to create a feeling of haze between the red-roofed house (from a photo I took in Sicily) and the rolling mountains beyond. I tried to do this simply by dabbing at the colors with a tissue ... nope. No amount of dabbing kept the values I wanted and yet gave that hazy, grey feeling. Even with various over-glazes of grey, permanent rose or permanent magenta to add the compliment of all the green - I could NOT achieve haze.
What I'm thinking now is that I have to USE those greyed down colors FIRST and a bit of tissue dabbing to get the hazy, aerial look I want.
So, in all, a day of hard-won lessons .... but lessons nonetheless and ones I will remember more than if I had simply read them. I suppose we DO learn more from our mistakes than our successes ... but mercy, it seems to take a lot of time, doesn't it! LOL