Saturday, June 18, 2022

Painting Over Red Priming

Red is the complement (or opposite) of green, so if you're using opaque paint to capture a scene with a lot green, a reddish or warm pinkish priming can activate your greenery and sky color like a spicy dash of hot sauce.

I demonstrate with a plein-air painting of a Kenworth cement mixer parked near the supermarket. Smooth stays cool in the shade, and my artist-pal Jim Mushett stops by to say hello.


nuum said...

Smooth. I love the boy!
What a beauty! Masterful as always, James.

Bevan said...

I've worked almost exclusively in transparent watercolor but you tempt me to expand my horizons sir.