Wednesday, June 28, 2017

those pesky greens

So many people dread summer just because it is GREEN. Here are a few tips I use for working with greens.
1. Find the possibilities. I do many smalls before beginning a painting.
2. Try using different colors underneath for your under painting. What happens if you use only neutrals? Or just complements or analogous colors. Stretch!
3. Make a tiny hole with your hand.  Look through it to isolate the color. It's not really green, right? Most of the greens out there are layers that make an interesting warm or a cool and many are neutral.
4. Push it. Sometimes you need drama.    Exaggerate.

Here are three in summer...all green and all different times of day. All three were painted within 5 miles of my home.

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