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08-25-2011, 08:21 PM
Hello! I'm working on this painting from a photo I took of a statue at the Getty Villa in Malibu CA. I like the blue I got so far, but I'm not so happy with my shadows on the edges of the statue. They are really dark shadows in the reference photo, but I feel like in the painting, the shadows go too black, too fast.
Any tips or ideas on the shadows would be great, as well as any other general comments or critiques!

08-25-2011, 10:18 PM
welcome to our little corner of wet canvas!!
Your doing great so far!
You can achieve shadows in blues by adding some burnt umber, cad red, aliz crim. alot of colors are in shadows not just black.. play around with them, even just darken your blues alot more.
Looking good.

08-25-2011, 10:32 PM
Great, thanks for the suggestions! I will have to try adding those other colors - it's way too much black.