Spiders and Stripes
8x6in oil on canvas $125. SOLD
This one was inspired by the new Daily Paintworks Challenge.
The Stripe Challenge. Once again the fabulous Carol Marine
came up with a fun challenge.
I was tempted to use the one in yesterday's blog because it had a
small striped vase, but in the spirit of the challenge I painted this.
I am loving painting these spider mums. They are so
full of movement.
I was asked what colors I use in my white shadows.
I always am influenced by the color of the light.
If it is warm then I add a little bit of yellow in my white mixture.
*Remember to always add white to each color to get them
to the correct value BEFORE mixing them together
Warm light produces cool shadows - see below.
Cool colors dominate in mixture
Cool light produces warm shadows- see below.
the warm color dominating
I often use a yellow green and rust
or yellow green and cool pink.
The main thing to look out for is the surrounding colors. White absorbs
the color of its neighbor. In the Spider and Stripes painting above
I used some of the mixture from the glass in the shadows.
My light source was warm.
Hope this helps, Carol.