Monday, February 13, 2012
Where's the Red?
6 inch X 9 inch oil on canvas sheet
I'm still enjoying trying to learn painting landscapes. I remember reading on someone's blog (I'd like to give credit, but I read so many I don't remember) about landscape classes he was taking. His teacher's mantra was "where's the red?". His point was that a landscape painting was dull and lifeless without the addition of some red to act as a counterpoint to all the greens.
I have found that to be true. I add alizarin crimson to the shadows, and burnt sienna and even cad red light to highlights. Those few strokes can bring a dull area to life.