Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Canoes

The third pass is nearly completed. I have a few changes and touch-ups to do after oiling it out. Lately I've been experimenting with a different color mixing system. Normally I would lower the chroma of a color by adding earth colors and then a little white to retain the value. Due to some of the practices that I've learned about from other artists I've been lowering the chroma by mixing it with a neutral base of the same value. It's been interesting to me to see how far down you can cut the chroma and still have it work within the harmony of the painting. It allows the fuller chromatic passages to really sing out. Anyways I used the method pretty extensively in this one and it's a neat little tool to have in my arsenal.

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