Blue and Orange

I tried two different types of shading in the study below. The blues vary from very dark to light blue by adding titanium white. I used very little water in creating the transition. On the other hand, I laid down a watery yellow and added red at the blue border to generate an orange color […]

Blue Edgelessness

Yesterday’s post, Edgeless, was inspired by my reading of Leonardo DaVinci’s notes about using shadows instead of lines to separate insides and outsides of shapes. He claimed infinite gradations of shadings, and not outlines, define shapes in real life. This is particularly true in the way he painted and sketched expressions on faces. The painting […]