|The Bedroom 1|
10 x 8
Always fascinating is the amount of both warm and cool colour that makes up a shadow. Depending on reflected wall colour, local flesh colour, and the temperature of the light outside, there are multiple different hues that can be layered into a shadow. These colours energize the shadow and make it descriptive of both the figure and its surroundings. It's important, though, to keep the shadow application flat; any texture in the paint will make that area catch light and jump out of its recessive place. I save my textural paint for the lights and somewhat in the mids.
At some point, I'll use this image again for a larger painting in which my goal will be to capture the blur of his movement. I'll even allow him to keep his gender.
If it works, I'll show you.