Saturday, October 15, 2011
Qiang Huang's Workshop, Day Two.
Workshop - Day Two
6x6in oil on canvas board - not for sale
Qiang did another fabulous demo in the morning, this time it was on 'high key' painting.
He told us it would be harder to do than the low key painting and I found out he was quite correct. A Low Key painting has dominant dark areas... and they hold a painting together. A 'High Key' painting means dominant light, so with a high key painting you have to design with color. As you probably know, light washes out color so that means your middle tone and shadow will be where the color is. I found that difficult to do. This is the painting I did and because I found it so difficult I will try another one today hoping to avoid the mistakes I made.
Check out Qiang's High Key demo here to see his beautiful color.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.