The assignment was to have one hard edge in the painting. This one was a challenge! (I guess that's what it's all about) I had hoped to finish in one sitting. Unfortunately, in my attempt to keep / make edges soft I ended up muddying it and not getting the colors right. I'll have to go back later to clean it up. Linda Fisler’s comments were really helpful and encouraging. A couple of them are quoted: “
- Remember that two colors exactly on the same value sitting side by side can actually read as a soft edge with little or no blending.
- … two colors side by side and then with the clean dry brush and a light touch dragged the brush gently between the colors creating this nice small halftone between them--viola a soft edge
- Saying all that, you are only a few brushstrokes away from creating a wonderful painting here… The areas that you think are muddy, really don't bother me too much and I actually like that they mute … into the shadows and lay back.
- take this one out again and have another look. Look at where you want your light to hit, and place some … clean, light valued color to represent the light, you'll have a really beautiful painting.