Had a great day today painting with a friend out at Waipu Cove, showing her (and learning myself) the technique of adding broken colour to a painting after the initial block-in stage. I took a before and after photo to help with the teaching and thought you might like to see it too.
What is broken colour?
Take a large area of flat colour and add other colours into it that are the same value, but a different hue. The Impressionists used this idea a lot. It creates a visual vibration which is comparable to musical notes harmonising together, making the colour area exquisitely rich.
This month's online workshop is an easy introduction to Broken Colour. We start out by working with a coloured block in a still life setup - deceptively simple. Learn more here: http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/workshop31.php
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