Re: Re: Lemon and Silver
Okay... I take it back then...
Originally posted by drdarrow
I know, but I was busting Coro's chops. He needs a little reducing every now and then.
I can tell by Coro's work that he is used to achieving many of his colors by layering or glazing, but that he is attempting "direct" painting (mixing the colors that should be). The result is a mixing of styles, and misses the direct approach. It's a new skill to learn to mix the color you want, keeping it vibrant, and so I called it cheating, because in his case, it was.
I admire good glazing, but it is often a crutchI know, because I was an airbrush artist for two decades, and when I started painting, I couldn't make colors without transparent layers. I had to adopt (and learn) a whole new way of mixing, and learning the qualities and properties, and even the chemistries of individual tubes of paint.
Every oil color acts, reacts and interacts differently. It's a lifetime education.
You watch Coro. He is destined for direct painting greatness.
I know I definantely need to go back to direct painting... In some ways direct painting is a great basis for using glazing as an addition rather than a plan...
I've decided to take a year off of painting... I'm only going to do drawing, and get my sense of value back up to par... I've strayed from applying good composition, having a focal point, dealing with edges, etc... My hope is that if I step away from my bad habits, I can start anew...
I know you... hahahaha!!!