Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Cowgirl Shade"

9 x 7"  oil/canvas panel


I love strong contrasts and I guess it shows in this painting.
I did this sketch today, to work out some color strategies for a larger painting.
Figures in full sun are challenging to say the least. The shadows have so much refective light. With this in mind, I think its important to mix your own black. Never out of a tube. That way you can bend the the shadows, warmer or cooler, as you go along.

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