Friday, April 12, 2013
Hibiscus in Costa Rica - WIP
When I have finished the leaves, I will work more on the stems connecting them (they need a bit more color) and then finally on trying to get the hibiscus more toward the color in the original photo (more toward the red shade) while still keeping it light in value.
In my last online order, I bought a red acetate sheet. I find this very helpful in seeing the values (light/medium/dark). I put it over the photo first. The lights really pop out. Then over my painting and I see what I need to fix. This is a good tool for an art student. (Inexpensive too).
I will post the same painting again next week and I hope you will see a big difference in the leaves.
If you are in the southern New Hampshire area, I have nine paintings on exhibit at the Derry Public Library for the month of April.