Exercise 2: Blending Strokes
Lets do this exercise 3 times using ½ sheet of gray, then sienna and white
Place one inch blocks, as in the photos. We will go from dark to light and
make a color chart
We will divide the palette into cool greens, warm red , cools blues, and warm
This is a good way to understand some basic blending possibilities and color
Detail of "Cabo palms" showings how blends in sky can be used:
blends of green, reds, blues, and earth-tones
The colors are darker in value at bottom so add black here if you want and
also add white at the top of column for fun.
The green also goes well also with the earth tones and the light blue/green
goes nicely with the blues
Fixative: I use Krylon Workable Fixative throughout the painting process. If
used, the color will darken some but future layers can be overlain very cleanly.