Painting with a "Local Color" Underpainting
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with "local color".
my values accurate, based on my thumbnail sketches.
the lights and darks, adding detail.
"Adding detail" is just a process of making the bigger blocks
into smaller ones.
I smoothed out the water a bit. I use a vertical stroke with a clean
index finger to smooth. The reflection on the water at the far right in
upper quadrant is a bit bright, so I will tone this down in the next pass.
I'm paying attention to leading the eye to the focal point. To do this,
I start to add some
highlights to the green pond weeds to help drag the eye in. I also correct
a problem with the
layers on the cliffs -- they didn't quite match up convincingly, so I
history and move them a bit. I also fix that reflection under the distant
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