Friday, June 18, 2010
This painting may not look like much, but it was an important lesson. After thrashing around with it for awhile, scraping it down and re-painting, it inadvertently ended up with green in every color. It reminded me of the Appenda in Edgar Payne's book "Composition of Outdoor Painting" written by his daughter Evelyn Payne Hatcher, where she talks about the "soup method." This is where a single color with white (in this case green) is added to every other color used. I can see many interesting possibilities for color harmony using this type of method--something I had read in the book many times, but had never tried.