Sunday, March 8, 2009

Robert Burridge - Extended Color

A technique I like to incorporate in my painting is to create the illusion of a glow around my bright, reflective surfaces --- extending the color. For instance, a bright magenta flower next to a dark background will extend its bright color into the surrounding atmosphere. So when “visually mixed,” I paint a soft pinkish halo around the bright magenta flower. Adding spots of the same magenta color in different values overall pulls the painting together for me.

Original 10x10 inch acrylic painting on paper.

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