Color Study #7 6x6"
Color Study # 7
This next color study is a Triadic color scheme that is based on three colors that are evenly spaced on the color wheel. I chose orange, purple and green simply because I love purple! The source photo is again from Wetcanvas' reference library from contributer "lisilk". I began with a complimentary underpainting of Createx pigment paint, and then applied the much confusing color story. It looks like a mess in the beginning stages, but soon evolves! I used a broken color application, letting the underpainting show through a bit, although I did lay it on a bit thick on the orange! I has a lot of texture only because I love this broken color method! I could smooth it out to make it more realistic, but I think that would ruin the bold color play.
The underpainting looks a bit crazy along with the sketch underneath. I mistakenly painted purple for the background underpainting when I should have used yellow! Ooops! Anyway, I put the purple pastel down first to hide my mistake.
Then I applied the darkest values and a few of the oranges. This is the "ugly" stage of the painting.
I continued to work on the orange. I began to add the greens to help bring it together along with using a lighter, brighter purple in the branches.
I continued to work on the greens, and on the orange peel.
Here is the finished image, again for comparison.