I had an acrylic pear that was a ghost from a monoprint. The image was too flat. (Here I have to apologize, because I thought the old image was in my files, but it wasn't.)
My goal was to repaint the pear in oil. Yesterday this pear was green/gold! I used a Indigo as the shadow underneath and feel that color should be avoided unless you plan the whole color scheme around it. Obviously, I didn't plan and had to wipe the whole painting away.
New plan, still flying by the seat of my pants, I discover a beautiful color that I would like to try: Grumbacher Barrick Flesh Blush(B), yum. I paired it with Cad Yellow light(CYL), Yellow Ochre(YO), Ultramarine Blue(U), Transparent Orange Oxide (OO) and Transparent Red Medium(R). The plan is emerging.
|First pass! Imagine light from bottom right.|
| Window light=pale & pasty|
|Finished? Photo window + studio light|
|No lights. This how it will look in a home.|
The moral of this story is don't be afraid to re-invent, revise. It's only paint and its not sacred...yet!