Tuesday, 12 February 2013

2nd Lesson - Greek Steps

I have altered the steps at the top of my painting to virtually disappear around the corner.  This will help add depth.  For the steps I used Cobalt, Cadmium Red, Indian Red and Cadmium Yellow Deep.  There is not a lot of detail at this stage and I have feathered off any hard edges with a mix of Cobalt and Cadmium Red.  These 2 colours make a dirty purple which is what we want at this stage.  The Indian Red was used for the doorway and window shutters.  The main aim here is just to keep it very soft, adding more detail and colour as we proceed down the canvas.  Don't forget to keep darks dark even though we want them out-of-focus.

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