The final stage is building the transition to light. I put down a dab of the brightest colour in the focal point area. This helps to decide on the range of value needed throughout the piece. The transparent under painting will be left untouched in areas. This will make the opaque transition appear brighter and livelier creating vibrancy. I let the painting dry at the tacky stage and then go back in and glaze transparent darks or colours to enhance or change value where needed.
Thanks Perry Haddock for sharing your photo!
Debbie Milner Lively- AFCA
I've been a professional artist for the past 20 years. I can say the journey has been amazing!