Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday's Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting

Colorful Shadows
Shadows do not need to be a dull plain gray. Add a little bit of color to your shadows and take your watercolors a step further. It's very easy to think of shadows as a simple flat gray. Make the shadows come alive with color.

Add a bit of local color, color from the ground, color from the sky, reflected color from the object that is casting the shadow. Add a bit of warm glow from the sun. Your painting will be livelier and more interesting with colorful shadows.

1 comment:

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Another great tip! I love this painting!


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