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When to Use Local Color for an Underpainting

3 monthes ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Forest Reverie' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I rarely use the local color for underpaintings. One of the wonderful things about doing an underpainting or block in for a painting is the chance to infuse the painting with interesting and unexpected color. I will usually choose limited palette of color for an underpainting. The colors I select are designed to enhance the local colors of the painting. I always think about the mood I am trying to create and choose colors accordingly. They might be complements to the local colors or they might be all warm or all cool or all...
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