Saturday, December 3, 2011
Peace in Progress
Using all white and tints is new for me. When I chose this subject (which is the top of a holiday salt shaker!) I knew there would be shadows and highlights to paint. As I sketched the form and became more familiar with the subject, I saw subtle pinks, blues, grays, browns and yellows. I mixed a tiny amount of each color with puddles of white paint and was amazed how more than a tiny amount can tint the puddle too much! Lesson learned :-).
I am happy with the progress of this palette knife painting. The tints are defining the contours of the bird nicely, and the texture is yummy!
11 x 14 stretched canvas, acrylics and high gloss gel medium