Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Glazing the Pears

I wanted to warm up the paintings so I applied a combination of a few warm reds with a painting medium. Before I remembered that it's best to use transparent colors I had applied some Indian Red. When you're applying a glaze you can easily wipe it off if you don't like the color. My next choice was Permanent Rose which worked better. I was taught this technique a long time ago but never really came upon the need until I scanned these and saw that they looked so much better being redder. The scanner had rendered them so much warmer than the originals! (Don't you hate when that happens?- On the bright side, it did give me opportunity to expand my painting options!)