Yesterday A friend and I looked at reduction printing and, using the approach shared by Ian - see earlier blog, we enjoyed a creative time. The first two images are what we used as stimulus and the next two our four colour prints.
Happy New Year!
New year resolution - draw more, paint more, enjoy colour more, just more... even on lazy days
OK back to portrait, which incidently, I may never finish! But I am enjoying the learning. Today I focussed on colour mixing and melding colours on the canvas to try to define more subtly, light and shade.
I used the following colours:- alizarin crimson, titanium buff, raw sienna, burnt sienna, titanium white, naples yellow and yellow pale hue. I studied my painting as it was and then mixed white, raw sienna and a tiny touch of alizerin crimson to create a slightly darker tone for some of the slighter shadows. I added it in rough blocks and then emptied my brush of paint and melded the colour at the edges
I repeated the process where I wanted slightly darker tones near to the lightest current tones. The last image is where it is when I left it this afternoon.... what next...?