Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Let's Start Gardening - Lesson No.7

Most of us are still on holidays so we only had a group of 3 artists today.  We decided to get stuck in to the greens on our Thatched Cottage painting.  I dabbed in the darks first using Ultramarine Blue and Lemon Yellow.  To go lighter, add more yellow rather than white, as white washes out the colour.  So I dabbed lighter and lighter and gently feathered this into the dark areas.  Before going too light (highlights will be last) I changed colour and used Tasman Blue - we need to have a variety of greens to make it look more natural.  I started with the darks again and lightened it up with more yellow.

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