Thursday, January 22, 2015

A New Year Art Resolution......Learn a new technique or medium!

Such beautiful skies we have here in Arizona.  When taking this photo I saw many shades of pinks, blues, reds, oranges, brown and white.   When we look at a piece of art, our eye sometimes deceives us.  We see the surface colors.  Next time looking at a piece of art, deliberately try to "break apart" the colorways.   Look at the detail and you will see different shades, textures and hues.  This often helps me when I go to color and shade a piece of artwork.  I use a basic 24 color palette of colored pencils called Progresso.  They are woodless and all pigment.  They glide on the paper like butter and burnish to look like glass.

Gilbert, Arizona   1-4-15