Aisling tells in another one of her podcast episodes that Claude Monet used to do his underpaintings in this color, to give each painting a vibrancy. I usually do my underpainting in Cerulean Blue or Ultramarine, but I think I will try the Cadmium Red next time. I hope you enjoyed this link, and stay tuned for an update on the painting.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Idea: Using Cadmium Red For Vibrancy In Any Painting
I listened to this podcast, Views from Santa Flamingo (now Aisling D'Art) while I was working on my painting yesterday. The name of the episode was "Little Things in Art and Life", which you can find here. In the podcast she suggests using a tiny dot of Cadmium Red/Chinese Red in every painting to add a little spark to your paint, helping the eye to move all around the painting. I tried it when I was mixing the sky color and the peach sunset color. I think it did make a difference. What do you think?