Monday, April 23, 2012

Shadow dancing

My second in the 8"x8" series.  I'll pass along a bit of advice that has made its way into my brain over the years...a shadow on anything is a darker color of the surface it is cast upon...like the shadows created by these shutters on the yellow building...sometimes the tendency is to generalize and make every shadow a blue or purple or gray.. so paint what is there, not what you think is there.

8 comments:

Mayra Mancebo said...

It's a nice entry, I like the shadows and especially the warmth of the colors ... congratulations and have a nice week!

Mamta said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors. Thanks for the tips on working with shadows. It's helpful.

Ross Lynem said...

Shadows can be tricky for sure. Thank you for sharing what you have learned. I shall take a new approach to shadows now. Your colors are splendid...

jill polsby said...

thank you for that tip!! you're right. our first assumption is to just do some grey, or a little cerulean, or? excellent tip

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

What a yummy yellow! Great painting!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Another beautiful painting, Annelein. I love when you do pieces like this; always gorgeous.

Mari Jose Molina said...

Wonderful job, the colorful its amazing, congratulations. :)

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

Thanks for the shadow tip Annelein. Are your colors getting juicier and brighter? I love the current work.