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Author Topic: Strawberry Painting's Shadows  (Read 1649 times)

GPeachy

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on: September 26, 2018, 05:30:25 PM
Hi everyone,

I almost ruined my painting thinking I knew how to add the shadows from the berries on the table. I salvaged it by cleaning a large area off with water.

I was wondering where I can find further discussion on how to paint these shadows? On the computer screen the seem grey and yet on my print out they seem to have a highlight of the nearest color.

I did manage the shadow on the apples painting but this one is not clicking for me. I am going to touch up the background again and restart this process later.

Thanks for any comments and help with this.

Ginger
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Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 09:11:27 PM
The shadow will have a touch of red in it as the shadow always picks up a bit of reflected light from the object itself.
So I mix a grey and then add a touch of the object colour to it.
To paint the shadow make sure the painting is dry, then add the smallest amount of paint onto your hard bristled brush. Start at the deepest part of the shadow and dry brush the shadow in working along the shape of the shadow, gradually broadening and extending it. As the paint gets less on the brush you will automatically get the fading out effect.
PS - I will merge this topic with the Intro to Acrylic topic shortly so that all the questions about that class stay together


GPeachy

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Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 11:52:32 PM
Thank you. Good idea to merge this thread where it belongs, I am still relearning. It is odd that on my computer screen, it does not show the highlight, it is visible on my printed copy though. I can even see an outline of green around the red on the top strawberry.

 
Ginger