Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Evening Sky (#7 After Kevin MacPherson)
Painting skies was a lot harder than I thought when I started. I wanted fresh, clean colors, but I didn't want it to look garish.
I painted this in layers, putting thin washes over previous layers before I was satisfied with the look of it. It's like making a pot of soup...I add a little salt, adjust the seasonings, some cream, until it's yummy!
That is something that I have learned in my painting journey. When I first started, I would feel like a failure if I couldn't mix a color and then put it on and leave it. I'm learning that the colors are relative to each other, and I don't feel bad if I have to adjust an area to make it lighter or darker relative to the rest of the painting. Feeling bad when I'm painting is not how I want to feel!