Hello my friends. Today I am taking Paint Party Friday to Italy. Warm sun, quaint villages, lush foliage, and spectacular views...call my travel agent and book me a flight!
12" x 12"
Pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord
On Wednesday I had shared my drawing with you along with some information on how I make my drawings here. After making the drawing and doing the underpainting, I placed my darkest darks first, and then began adding local color (the color I wanted for each element).
It makes for a much more interesting painting if you use several colors in the same value range for each element. When observing any landscape, or any object for that matter, you will notice that lighting, weather, and other objects will influence colors. There will be variations in color in almost anything you view.
I began here to address the terra cotta tile roofs of the buildings.
At this point, I added the details, such as windows, the rock wall and foliage. There was even foliage growing through the rock wall.
I stepped back to assess my painting. It's a good idea to do this frequently during the process. Things you might not notice when you are close will become obvious from a distance.
I completed the distant trees, using bluer shades of green to push them back. I also softened their edges. I glazed the most distant roofs with a bit of blue from the sky.
Since there are at least a few pink buildings in my painting, I'll be linking to Pink Saturday, as well as Paint Party Friday.
Have a fabulous weekend - or at least a peaceful one!
Until next time,