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04-22-2003, 10:44 PM
I ran accross this interesting demo by Penny Soto:
so I'm trying to do someting like it... thought I aught to post b4 I screw it up:eek: I think my values are already too dark


04-22-2003, 11:12 PM
a facinating approach. it looks like you are off to a great start. i think the key here is working slowly and letting things dry completely before you do the next step. in other words, i could NEVER paint like this. i am soooooo impatient


04-22-2003, 11:15 PM
Karen, I've read that article too! It was waaaaaaay above my head the first time I went through it... But I kind of understand her approach now... Since I've been practicing Em's underpainting technique, I suspect that Penny is doing the same thing with colour washes. Part of the key to her technique is not only colour, but value.

Using greyscales really helps establish your values. I think perhaps you are right and have your colour a little too dark. Can you soften it? As to the use of colour combinations in the washes, that requires more expertise than I have to offer...:(

Congratulations on painting this challenging technique. I really look forward to your progress and your comments...

04-22-2003, 11:23 PM
keep going

she is a master and you will learn a lot!

04-23-2003, 07:04 AM
Love these vibrant colors--looking forward to seeing the finished piece!


04-23-2003, 08:43 AM
Looks vibrant!!! Penny Soto uses strong colour and as Pam indicated is an excellent artist. Should give this a try myself.

04-23-2003, 11:22 AM
This looks like it has a ton of steps! I am trying to print out the lesson and will put it on my "to do" list. In the end her painting is pretty vibrant so maybe you aren't too far off the mark here. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

04-23-2003, 12:18 PM
Karen, this looks like a huge undertaking that will just be spectacular when done!! OMG, I love those colors already. Take your time and will be watching the progress on this closely and with much anticipation :D

Crystal Owl
04-23-2003, 12:22 PM

Your's is looking great so far. Agree probably have to wait to dry then move on to the next one. I hate waiting!! :)


04-23-2003, 02:14 PM
well, it's no Penny Soto... but I'm quite happy with it:


the value was a bit dark, but I resisted the urge to lift, fearing a mess of gray & mud. Anyway, rose leaves are dark & have a good deal of red in them so I think it works. I am looking forward to more experiements with this method.

what do you think?

04-23-2003, 02:20 PM
it's beautiful Karen!!

so alive


04-23-2003, 02:31 PM
Very nice floral, Karen.......soothing to view....good flow to the picture.......

04-23-2003, 03:07 PM
nice work.... I like the colorfulness in the foilage... love it when leaves and stems are lively. Thanks for sharing this process,

04-23-2003, 03:12 PM
this turned out wonderfully. i'm so glad you found this method, you really sis well with it.


04-23-2003, 06:31 PM
Absolutely stunning!

04-23-2003, 09:22 PM
Everyone has said it!! WAY TO GO KAREN!!! This turned out absolutely beautiful!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Mary Smith
04-23-2003, 10:20 PM
It is so beautiful Karen. Way to go! :clap: :clap:

04-23-2003, 10:22 PM
Hi Karen ,

I have been using that same technique,but you are right you have to be careful about the values so you don`t do them to dark from the start. So when you over-paint they don`t become really ,really dark . I like your painting Karen,I think looks really nice.


04-23-2003, 11:42 PM
Well done. I think I like yours better than Penny Soto's. Yours is looser and more spontaneous!


04-24-2003, 10:20 AM
thanks - i'm very happy with this peice.

Eli (or anyone) have you tried doing a viberant underpainting for any subject other than green foliage? What about a landscape? I want to try one under granite rocks... any advise?

04-24-2003, 06:30 PM
Hi,Karen !
I have tried this technique only with green foliage and background. I haven`t tried this with landscape and rocks.
Looks like interesting idea. I don`t see why it would not work for the rocks. I would give it a try.