• Why Use Purple Underpainting?

    27 days ago - By Kem Studios

    'Autumn Breeze' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 I took a long look at my reference photo. I was intrigued by the tangle of dried weedy stuff....my favorite thing to paint. But the photo wasn't very interesting. The colors and values were all the same. It was flat. I would really need to push the color and value to make a more interesting painting.
    Where should I begin? It made sense to begin with the underpainting. I knew I would be using a lot of yellow in the painting so perhaps using the complement of yellow would add some excitement to the painting. Complementary colors will...
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