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.