8"x10" Oil on Linen Panel
Cadmium Green Light
Cadmium Yellow Light
I tried to state the simple color masses in the first pass of light and shadow. My choices are based on the first impression of the color I see at a quick glance in each area. As much as I tried to get the first color notes correct I waited until all the colors are stated to really begin adjusting them. They influence each other and this affects the choices you make when adjusting them. I should have stopped and taken more step photos along the way but in trying to work instinctively, I neglected to document my progress.
The three questions I ask myself when comparing colors to see their relationships are:
Is it lighter or darker? (Value)
Is it warmer or cooler? (Temperature)
Is it brighter or duller? (Saturation/Intensity)
This is the result of a full day working the colors back and forth. I pushed the colors are far as I could to bring them up before the next pass is added on week three. Then I will adjust the masses of color in relation to each other more. As I tried to mix what I saw in the hat I couldn't seem to arrive at a color I was happy with. In researching artists in this era, they had Prussian Blue on their palette so I incorporated that into list of colors. That seemed to work so I will keep using it next week.
First Pass of Color Completed
My biggest challenge for next week is being able to see the dark areas of the painting. The room is dimly lit and that makes it hard to see the eyes and hair. I plan on using binoculars, we'll see if that helps.