Friday, May 4, 2012

Pink Grapefruit: What Color are Shadows

Pink Grapefruit: What Color are Shadows

 Hello!  I guess everyone has days when nothing goes right; today I‘m having one of those days, painting shadows are something that just tears me up. 
I have been frustrated with trying to paint shadows in this pink grapefruit and I’m never sure about how they bend when they are reflected on a wall and if the values are right.

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  1. I don't know if that was a question. But the shadow is a darker value of the same color.I had that problenm when I started doing art in color 4 years ago.So if the wall is orange you need like maroon for the shadow. i am not sure of the name but a darker orange.

  2. Thank you Elena, I thanks for your suggestion, I made some changes and I am happier with the image. Dessie