Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Still Life with Fountains - cool

Still Life with Fountains - cool
9 x 7 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
This was much harder than I thought it would be. I was trying to work with values rather than color, while staying with the cooler colors as I see them. The wood was done with cooler colors than the other one, but they look so warm compared to the rest of the colors. Some of the color pinks show peachy next to cooler purples. This has been a very interesting exercise during which I learned the value of using both cools and warms in a painting. Color temperature can help set a mood if judiciously and thoughtfully placed. I don't think I will be doing this still life again any time soon, but it was a good learning tool.

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