• Why Choose a Blue Underpainting for Bluebonnets?

    10 days ago - By Kem Studios

    'The Lone Star' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 Underpainting choices can be confusing. Do we always want the complementary color underneath? Not always. Using the compliment is a good solid choice. It provides the added excitement of the complement where it peeks through the painting layers. But it isn't the only choice we have. Today I need to decide on a color to block in my bluebonnet painting. I knew I wanted to do a value block in as a dry wash. I evaluated my choices.
    I could choose the complement red of the dominant color of green...so a red undepainting. I could choose...
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