Monday, October 18, 2010

Sketching in the Shade

First on First Street
9" x 12"
Discovered endless shady spots perfect for sketching.  Will be going back here often.     Used wrong side ( Canson Pastel paper claims it's the right side) which caused the "screen-door" texture.  Almost like the way it looks on the wall in foreground.  But really prefer the smoother side of this paper.  Yellow buildings are as difficult as white ones when it comes to darkening values without the colors getting muddy.  Used a little purple and blue in the yellow, also yellow ochre and burnt sienna.  Some palm tree trunks really do look purple. 

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