Saturday, May 16, 2009
Lab adore background
I have begun working on a leafy maple background and am using many of the same pigments that I will use when I paint my son and Harry. First I painted in a wet on wet background using sap green with a touch of burnt sienna and brown madder with a touch of rose madder. Then when dry I painted in some Japanese maple leaves using a mixture of brown madder and caput mortum. I am planning to paint the rest of the maple leaves in early fall colours so I can pick out the more orange and golden brown hues that can be seen in Harry's eyes.