Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Working technique

This is the second stage of my sunflower painting.  I gradually build up layers and darken sections to let the negative spaces define leaves, petals and other shapes.  The most important thing is to let pigments dry in between applications or else everything mixes and can turn muddy or if you overbrush or overwork areas.  Dry paper=hard edges  wet/damp paper=soft edges.

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