Thursday, March 23, 2023

Painting in Gardens

I've got tips for painting in the garden coming up in the April/May 2023 issue of International Artist.

Here's one of the tips: Leaves are lighter than their surroundings.

In a natural setting, leaves get lighter in value at the top of the plant because they receive more illumination than the ones farther down the plant. It’s safe to say that all leaves are lighter than their background, unless they are against the sky, in which case it’s safe to generalize that they’re darker than their background.

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