Thursday, 14 March 2013

6th Lesson - Greek Steps

I gave the steps a break and played around with some pots.  I wanted a contrasting colour to the steps, so I chose a cobalt for the pots.  Even though the pots are in the shade, they still need shadow and highlights.  Give them soft edges by darkening the wall behind them so that they nestle into the painting rather than stick out.  I left them and brushed in some colours for the cat.  I used Cadmium Red Light and Light Red and some Cadmium Yellow Deep.  I haven't finished the cat yet - I've just brushed in the different tones and tried to work out where the dark shadows lie.  Now I can see that I need more contrasting colour around the cat to break up the warm oranges - maybe another pot, or more greens?

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