In the Shadows
Understanding how color works is pretty big in the art world.
Making something look 3D involves shadows.
Shadows on the subject, under the subject and behind the subject.
Sometimes even inside the subject.
Today Katelyn explored how to mix color to create shadows.
We used the primary colors and then added the complement to each one to make shadows.
Then we did a value study of the shadow color we made.
She's really concentrating.
Next we did a quick study of an apple and the shadows on the edges
and a shadow underneath the apple.
I had arranged several budvases of the flowers we grow here on the farm,
and Katelyn selected this one to paint.
It's a clear glass vase, and the background is much more green than the light blue that shows up here.
You can see the shadows at the base of the vase and behind the flowers.
Katelyn signing her painting.
This little painting gave many hard lessons.
Green for one thing.
not to mention the shadows.
Lots of lessons we'll both be using the rest of our artistic careers.
Give Katelyn a shout out for everything she's learning.