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on: January 02, 2022, 04:13:13 PM
To get a shadow color you use opposite of the base then mute it. Alot of things in painting get confusing because the spur of the moment causes an overwhelming rush to quickly get the result. When it comes to shadowing a color i mute it of course, but maybe it would be better to think more in terms of color than muting. A darker RED for example is better than thinking, ok, need to mute the red. Chroma is always better as long as it's not over saturated.
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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