About The Artist
- Carol L. Adamec
- Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
- Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Painting the Greens
While traveling through several southern states (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana) during March and April, I became aware of how many greens there are in Nature—especially during the Spring season!
Arriving back in Albuquerque, I decided to practice mixing greens and to copy a painting done by Theordore d'Aligny, since there were quite a variety of greens in the image.
Thinking this would be a simple exercise, I was surprised that I ended up spending 3 days painting and tweaking the colors. Considering the human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors, I should have figured that getting a "perfect" copy of this painting would be more challenging than I expected.
Still, as they say, "Practice Makes for Improvement."
Thanks for taking a moment to read my blog. Enjoy your day!
Image 2 and text ©2015 Carol L. Adamec. All rights reserved.