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 an special free workshop I’m hosting where I’ll share the 7 step process I use to see and paint light and shadows - without chasing the light, stressing over the composition, or making a dull muddy mess with color.. 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.