Saturday, November 21, 2009

Eight in the bag 6"x6" oil on canvas

When painting the shadows be sure you have the right value to start.  Here I started with a small amount of what I thought was the value and checked it, but it was too dark.   I kept adding yellow and white to lighten until it was the right value.   Now within that shadow area are numerous values and hues of that color.   Making a flat shadow color just won't do.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice shadows and nice composition! and thank you for sharing the info on how to achieve good shadows. It must have been very difficult to get all the numbers and stripes on the "balls" in the correct perspective--very ambitious painting and well done!