Thursday, May 3, 2007
Backyard Gardens II
The other day when I painted this scene, all I had with me for the line was a charcoal pencil. The whole painting seemed too cold for a scene from Tuscany, so I did it again. This time when I did the initial wash, I put a warm light over the building facades. Then I used a Conté pencil for the drawing. That didn't put in enough dark, so I got out a brown Sharpie pen for the very darks. I like this one a lot better although I like the way the buildings sort of float above the foliage in the first one.