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on: November 09, 2011, 04:19:43 PM
Nolan, when you have very very little contrast like the white petals or even the central yellow of the flower area, what do you do? To get lights like that i guess you have to add darks, but I wouldn't want it to have a blocky look are overall too dark. I'm finished with this painting, but just curious as to this kind of problem. I put in similar values as what I saw but the individual yellow pieces don't stand out.
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Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 07:04:50 PM
in this case they are different underlying colours so you would add the correct colour to white


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Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 07:55:49 PM
You can see i did that in my painting, but in order to get the yellows to show up well, it seems i'd have to make it much dark than in the photo (the underlying darks). Same with the shadings of the almost pure white petals. This would make the overall appearance pretty dark looking.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


 

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