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patindaytona

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on: January 07, 2011, 09:11:28 PM
When you're doing a landscape, I know background usually comes first. Ok, lighten and dull. Do you then just add more pure color from the tube to THAT mix as you come forward?     Or, would you mix a whole new batch of color without as much white and the dulling of it?   When I confront my painting, all of this is overwhelming. Not as much when I'm not looking at it.  It confuses the senses.
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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Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 09:24:27 PM
Pat I mix my foreground color first, then add sky color to get the distant colors. So I start with a pretty full palette before I start painting.


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Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 10:56:18 PM
You add the sky color to the foreground colors for the background?
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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Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 02:02:10 AM
Yes, if you watch vid # 10 and 11 from the Perfect painting course, you will see exactly how I do it and why