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Old 06-19-2011, 05:29 PM
Calista Calista is offline
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Painting candle (light) in acrylics.


I surfed looking for some demos on how to paint candle in dark. The only one I have found is one demo on youtube in which the artist doesn't even mention which colors he mixed. It seemed more like he wanted others to buy his DVD.

Anyway, does anyone have suggestions on how to go about painting candle? I've a canvas that I painted with black Gesso and now I need the courage to start painting a candle with fire and the beautiful light. No others objects nearby. I lighted up a candle last night and just started at it for a long time, but somehow I don't know how to go about it.

Any pointers are appreciated. For example shall I start with a mixture of crimson and cad yellow to paint the light around?

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Old 06-19-2011, 11:28 PM
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Re: Painting candle (light) in acrylics.

Dont know what to say other then either take some photos or view some photos of candle light.
I'd probably start with painting in the candle and the glow,
possibly yellow/orange/white for the flame..
the light or glow would probably depending on the background, what it lights up around itself.
hard to say without seeing your reference.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:39 PM
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Re: Painting candle (light) in acrylics.

I found this demo after a quick search on w/c: http://www.wetcanvas.com/ArtSchool/O...dle/index.html
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:38 PM
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Re: Painting candle (light) in acrylics.

Thanks. Tried it. I painted it with blobs of paint in about an hour. Turned out ok. But I hated it. I realized that the painting didn't speak to me. I am not going to do any more "quickie paintings" so to speak. I would stick to old master's approach.
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