Friday, February 25, 2011

Demo Tulips step 4

Now I've gone down to begin foliage leaves. Using a mix of arylide yellow and Prussian on my 1" flat sable I'm going in between stems being careful to have the same value/color on both sides of a line. This is called the Rabbit Rule: If a rabbit goes to a tree and stops, he will keep going on past the tree on the other side. So you don't want your color to stop at a line; you want the viewer's eye to follow through.

3 comments:

cathyswatercolors said...

I love your paintings... every single one! Thank you for sharing you technique:)

mollie jones said...

Great demo, Kay...the gals at our art retreat will enjoy this for sure.

Kay Smith said...

Thanks so much Cathy and Mollie. I'm getting ready now to post some more steps.

Mollie, your Splash girls can print off these steps if they want to "paint along". It might be fun.