Sunday, September 17, 2006
East Coast Palm
oil on canvas
Try to paint in values from the start in your painting. In other words, don't just mass in one flat value automatically. Try to think about patterns of light and dark and put them in appropriate places from the beginning. You will be able to go back into these areas and make adjustments without losing the values you have initially established.
Never be afraid to wipe out areas that simply aren't working because you have too much paint to work over. If you carefully take your rag and wipe off the offending paint surface, you can start anew in that specific area of the painting.