JUST DON'T HESITATE TO EXAGGERATE COLOR AND LIGHT. DON'T WORRY ABOUT TELLING LIES. THE MOST TIRESOME PICTURES ARE THE STUPIDLY TRUTHFUL ONES - Wm Merritt Chase
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Today's Oil Study - A Snowy Owl
A white bird is almost never white - except where the sun is hitting it. This is one of the reasons I enjoy painting egrets, snowy owls, etc. I'm amazed when I mix the color for the shadowed side of a white bird and it is SO dark - and certainly not white. I had to double-check my colors when I painted this little study as the color for the darkest shadowed 'white' on the palette was a very dark gray. It wasn't until I finished the study that I felt that I'd mixed the colors correctly.