Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bench - 9

I thought I'd show you the whole of the composition so you can see how I plan to radiate the shadows out towards the viewer...I'm currently building up the complicated series of patterns that will become leaves on the ground..and balancing out the level of contrast between the bench and the tree behind..I've added subtle layers of yellow ochre into the buildings and bench..I know I've said it countless times, but that particular colour always adds a special something...its one of the organic colours we see as a result of visible light..very rarely will you see a perfect white cloud..those of you who have had anything to do with lighting will know that to produce a realistic daylight effect means shining red,yellow and blue together...




7 comments:

pink dogwood said...

so you have used the shadow of the tree on the other side of the bench to fix the problem that you mentioned yesterday?

Looks great.

Niall said...

Pink Dogwood...I'm still not happy with it..I will darken the tree trunk and if all else fails, i'll paint a bit of white ink over the bit I don't want and re - dot over that. I don't usually do that on a colour picture so I'll be interested to see how it turns out!

pink dogwood said...

It looks good to me, but I don't have the eye of an artist.I just know what I like :)

How big is this picture?

Niall said...

PD...I have solved the problem at time of writing...with nothing more elaborate then a very acurate rubber (eraser!)...(it's funny, but when I write 'rubbber' I realise this has a different meaning to Americans...so I have to be careful!)

--xh-- said...

it is interesting to see how the work is taking shape :)

pink dogwood said...

About rubber : One of my friend had just come to US from India - she was taking a test and turn to the guy sitting next to her and asks with a nice smile - "Do you have a rubber?" she didn't know till later why the guy had weird look on his face :)

Niall said...

PD...LOL...yes, i always have to consider putting in a translation because of that, but wonder if it's a bit patronising...still..it's funny isn't it?!