Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Arches Study Workshop 4

Here you can see that I have worked in lots of variation in the values which begins to show the forms and depth of my subject. I use clear water to soften edges, where necessary.

A variety in soft and crisp edges adds texture variety and detail to your work. Soft edges give your viewer's eyes resting places as they look around the painting.

I am leaving the green and floral areas white for now so that I can paint them in later. The flowers will become the focal point of my finished piece.

The arches can work as directional lines to draw the viewer's eye to the flowers. The most detail will be saved for the floral area.

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