Friday, June 22, 2007
Blondheim Art Original Landscape Paintings
Paynes Prairie Palms
casein on panel
See my paintings HERE
One of the most challenging subjects in using color is a scene with groups of trees and green grass. This looks all the same to an untrained eye.
It is lighter and warmer in temperature where the sun hits,cooler and darker in shadow. New growth is lighter and brighter. There is a world of variety in greens in any scene. You must learn to see and paint these diverse shades of green, not only lighter and darker but more blue, gray, yellow, red and combined in the same tree. Don’t forget the infinite value possibilities too.
Using these possibilities can make a typical boring scene come to life.
I live in Florida where everything is green, so learning to give greens life and zip is essential. Start a tree mixing project and mix all of the possible combinations of yellow with blue, black, white orange and red. Use cool and warm reds, cool and warm blues and cool and warm yellows.