8x6in oil on canvas panel $125. SOLD
This was a demo for a guild member
to show how I do transition edges.
Transition edges prevent the dreaded
cookie-cutter look by running a mixture
of the background color and
slightly darker value of whatever
you are painting... along
I find this applies more to the color
WHITE than any other color.
As Marc Chagall taught us..
All colors are friends of their neighbors...
so you can see from the cropped close-up
all the colors from the background
are mixed into the white rose and the actual white
does not go all the way to the edge.
There is a transitional value of pale color
on the edges.
Below is the way John Singer Sargent handled
the transitional edge.
Click to enlarge and you will
notice the purest white is not at the very edges.
And notice the background colors brought
into the white
Ruth Sears Bacon
This one is hard to see, but it does have a line of
slightly darker values running along the edges.