16x20 oil on gallery wrap canvas
There were several things I concentrated on with this painting. First, I was very conscious of my values. I was painting from a photo I took on my iPad. My grandson showed me how to change the filter when I edited the photo on my iPad. I was then able to choose " tonal" which allowed me to view the values. I drew the scene and massed in my shadows on the figures. Then I put in much of my background using warm and cool colors for contrast.
I was anxious to paint the figures, my focal point. I realized how much I'm learning about color. Adding a little orange to the cad red caused the red to pop. Just love that. Also, I added yellow to brighten up the green in the shirt. To get the blues to pop in the shirt, I put ultramarine blue mixed with white next to the phthalo blue mixtures. So much better than just adding white.