• The Secret to Painting Luminous Reds

    5 monthes ago - By Kem Studios

    It's the season for Red! I love red so it is easy to get excited about painting red things. Red can be overpowering though. And since I like to build up my color with layers of pastel I don't want to jump right in with the 'Power Red'. I have a technique for working with red that allows the most vibrant reds to really glow.
    The color chart above shows my technique. The trick is to start layering with a duller and darker red. I sometimes even begin with a dark purple. Here I began with a dark brick red. I selected two other dull cooler reds for the middle layers. I reserved the most vibrant...
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