Today’s painting thoughts cover HOW TO DEAL WITH GREENS.
Going green can be so hard!
No I don’t mean recycling or getting rid of solvents in your studio. I’m talking about working with the color green.
Have you ever been totally intimidated by the greens in a high summer landscape? I know it can be overwhelming so I created this guide with recipes for mixing better greens from the simple double primary palette.
I fully admit that I used to be one of the many painters intimidated by the color, the problem child in most people’s palette. I’d get all set up to paint and it was all a sea of green. PANIC!
Then the cicadas would start their whining, and it would move right into my head.
And I’d go right back to my default green that I used in every painting.
In this short video I’ve got two suggestions for getting past “The Greens” (and the whining cicadas, although if you listen closely I think you’ll hear them starting up about midway.) For the step-by-step recipes, download your free recipes for better greens here.
Experiment a bit and let me know what works for you.
You're invited to a special free workshop I’m hosting where I'll share how you can leverage composition, value, and color to make compelling paintings. If you missed this earlier now's the time to save your seat. You can learn more here and find a time that fits your schedule.