Let Light Simplify Shapes
Here is a subject I totally enjoyed painting – flowers in containers with exciting shadows. I saw this dropping off my daughter Brittany at Agassiz Junior High while waiting for the light to change back in 2000…but didn’t have my camera. I went back to the scene twice to get the lighting as my arrival time needed to be adjusted based on the sunrise.
Garden Stairway was very loosely and playfully painted with minimal changes. Look at the large grayish grouping of green leaves. The value isn’t dark but it freshly connects and simplifies many of the leaves. The color was mixed on the paper by setting slight changes of pigment next to each other to run together. I always need to remember to simplify. Grouping shapes into values is helpful.
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