Thursday, June 4, 2009

Arches Study Workshop 6

Today, I am adding a very wet mixture of Winsor Red to scribble on some bases for the flower heads. I am also using Burnt Sienna and Quinicridone Gold to develop some of the glazes on the darker shadows.

This is where the magic begins! When the warm brown tones are glazed over the transparent blues, the blue begins to disappear, and the browns are not washed out shadows, but dark, warm, rich, transparent shadows! I use some of this mixture to warm up some shadows on the building as well. These little strokes are lightly danced over the surface with a number 10 round brush. I don't want it to look tight or fussy, as this is still a foundational glaze for the details to come.

I have also used some French Ultramarine Blue and a little Antwerp Blue to create a wet wash for the sky.

If you would like to paint along with this lesson, you can order the photo reference and drawing online at, just click on the icon for the online class.

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