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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Getting Closer!


This stage is always very time consuming and challenging...but this part also reveals whether this is going to be a good painting or not so it can be exciting. I am glazing up the colors as I go to try create different values using the same colors. Hopefully you will see what I am doing...if not...ask questions!

3 comments:

Billie Crain said...

*raises hand!* Question...Jane, which colors did you reuse/reglaze to get your darker values? i know some colors even at full strength will never go beyond a light midtone at best.

Jane Freeman said...

The flower on the lower left is just basically Napthamide Maroon from daniel Smith, which I kept reglazing to get it darker and darker. I did add some Quin. Rose to it in areas and some Carbazol Violet in others but basically it is Maroon. Same with the dark pink peony. That was reglazing over and over with Quin Rose and Napth. Maroon in different proportions so that each petal developed with a different value and hue to some extent. If I had done all the petals at once and glazed them up the same they would have all been the same...so by working seperately they all appear different. The pink peony on the right was just glazing over and over with Quin Rose in areas to make it darker. I find this process allows each coat to soak into the paper and let the white show through giving more of a glow than if I had used one very heavy coat. Did I answer it??? Thanks Billie for the great question!

Billie Crain said...

you answered my question. thanks!