The colorful paintings and whimsical musings of artist Kristy Tracy
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
ADDING BLUE TO" BIRD'S EYE VIEW"
BIRD'S EYE VIEW
My friend, Suzie Althens, a gifted and well-known Alaskan artist, suggested I practice glazing blue into the background of a copy of this painting before attempting it on the original. Great advice! (And that's what I love about networking with other artists...LOTS of free great advice!) Using Photoshop and a better photo of the painting, I glazed in a translucent blue behind the mesas. See for yourself - the top photo has no blue added. The background definitely recedes in the bottom photo. Thanks, Suzie, for your excellent advice. I'm off to give it a go!