Soft Brush Work, and Complementary Colors

The shadows on the walls of the art gallery in this picture are very soft-edged, requiring an equally soft touch. I found a couple of puffy brushes and used them for blending some of the darker areas in to lighter ones this afternoon. Next time I ought to work on the ladder.

Equilibrium, © 2017, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

I got completely involved with a small area on the right side of this one: the counterpoint between the blue-green t-shirt and the red-orange skin tones on the girl second from the right. Of course those two colors are directly opposite on the color wheel, which makes them complementary, and I spent a long time trying to get things right.

The Chair, © 2017, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Am still not sure what color to make the shirt of the redhead, third from left. But there's time--- this one needs a couple of months' more work. Tomorrow: A Quiet Evening In Cambridge. That will finish up the week nicely.


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