Thursday, May 08, 2008
Casein...day two with oils... 6.25" x 10" on wood panel
A bit more time today, bringing the painting along a bit farther
with oils. Again, over a casein reddish underpainting, and
using a split-complementary palette of red, yellow-green
and blue-green...plus white and black.
The mood of the day I'm depicting is more an overcast somewhat
somber day. Neutrals and subtleties have their play. Considering
how reddish undertone wants to excite green, I knew the risk or
challenge to keep things subdued, but electing to have red as the
dominant for the split-comp palette I felt would work to keep
things under control...