Saturday, 21 December 2013

Lesson No.13 - Adding Emphasis to Highlights in Oils

As we proceed down the canvas towards the viewer, the colour of the water becomes more intense and the contrasts are stronger.  I decided to introduce Cerulean Blue to this middle section of water where the light is strongest.  Cerulean Blue is a very pretty blue and will add emphasis to the highlights.  Also, for the shadow areas, I am mixing the Cerulean with Ultramarine Blue with a dot of yellow for that greyer, murkier look.


  1. This is SO helpful. You inspire me to want to try oils. Merry Christmas dear Friend!

    1. Thanks Beth. Hope you had a merry Christmas too! Looking forward to another fun year of painting!