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Friday, July 24, 2009

Warm Underpainting


Lava Field under painting ©2012 Katherine Kean

I've finished the rough underpainting for the Lava Field painting. It looks very strange to me in warm colors, the deep red on the ground especially so. Besides looking stormy and cloudy I'll want this painting to have a slightly sulfurous and "recently molten" quality and I think the red will help with that. I'm going to let it dry thoroughly before making any value adjustments.
Related Posts:
Ash Plume and Lava Field Sketches

6 comments:

Carol McIntyre said...

Katherine I would say leave it alone! It is lovely as it is. The mood is great and why not use an unusual color? Elizabeth Mowry, one if my favorite artists, does this in her moody paintings all of the time. Carol

Gary Keimig said...

Wow. Kaherine. This is a knock out.
That prior post is sure a nice painting too.
Good work.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Carol! I can't bear to stop here, but I will leave a lot of the unusual color to show through the next layers.

Thank you Gary!

Jean Spitzer said...

This is beautiful. I look forward to seeing it as it develops.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Jean!

Meowart said...

This is spectacular just the way it is. I especially like the heavy cloud in the center that looks like a space ship about to land on some alien planet. Very dramatic. rmw