Saturday, 5 March 2016

Lesson No.11 - How to Give Whites Depth and Shape in Oils

We use the same techniques when painting the white cat but with different colours of course.  So remember to paint in the direction of the hair growth, darks first, highlights last.  Block in the different tones with a larger filbert first, then go over the details in a fine brush with Liquin added to the mix.  The tip here is that white colours reflect the surrounding background colours - don't be afraid to use some of those blues and greens from the background and oranges reflected off the other cat.  This will help give the cat shape and depth.

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