Thursday, January 31, 2013

Montmartre #3

Montmartre #3

Here is my third Montmartre cityscape, based on a photo taken this fall. I have limited my palette to warm and cool neutrals, using the warm beiges for the sunny facades of the buildings, and the blue-greys for the shaded sides.

This is a new approach for me. I was inspired by a suggestion made in the on-line course I am currently taking, that shadow can be achieved by changing the colour, instead of simply darkening the colour chosen for the sunlit areas. It's another way to define the solid forms of the buildings. I was lucky to have a full range of hand-dyed neutrals on hand to work with.

1 comment:

Dianne Robinson said...

I like it, and I like the dramatic counterpoint of the sky.