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Old 12-11-2002, 01:33 AM   #1
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Pure color in reflected light




I like to "get away" with adding intense pure color into reflected light. I define "pure color" as a color without the addition of white. The light under Whitney's chin, nose and lower lip is reflected light and is pure cadmium orange + yellow ochre. Despite the bright color, it is not really noticeable unless you're looking for it.

Pure color can be a good approach to consider here. If you lighten an area of reflected light too much with white, you run the risk of fragmenting a solid shadow.

Although the accepted knowlege is that "reflected light" is actually reflected from a color specific object nearby, I don't pay much attention to this. I say that whatever color looks good and you can get away with...do it!
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Old 12-11-2002, 01:57 AM   #3
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Halle has a brushstroke of Cadmium Orange + Indian Red in the reflected light under the nose and chin.
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Old 12-11-2002, 02:17 AM   #4
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"Mother and Child" has Cadmium orange in the reflected light under the mother's chin, under the baby's nose, arm, and bottom of drapery.
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Old 12-11-2002, 08:40 AM   #5
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Are those specific colors applied opaquely or semi transparent (glazing)?

The color in reflected light is opaque. - Karin
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Old 12-11-2002, 12:40 PM   #6
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Were these lovely paintings painted with the Gensis paints?

No, these paintings were done with traditional oil paint. -Karin
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