Parakeet and Lilies, and a brief ramble on painting dark values
Parakeet and Lilies Oil on panel, 8" x 8," SOLD
I used color pencils for many years... Getting dark values dark was a big challenge... Keeping darks dark with oils is also difficult. My tendency is to stubbornly re-apply. Though, painting more lights around them does the trick too. Sometimes starting a little lighter (with the darkest darks) is ultimately better- especially when using photo reference...This is something I'm learning as I go.