Saturday, January 3, 2009
So I'm going to comment on all four tined paintings at once. I say this once in a really well done few pieces someone did a few years back. I liked their material uses ideas, but not their technique, the guy did dome harshly and poorly cut out stencils for background material, so on ones that needed finesse there was none, some a few were great and some were bad. So I decided to try and figure out some ground rules for tinting and here it is.
1. Background should be darker than 40% but lighter than 75%
2. Grey is easiest to get a clear message through, but other colors DO come through well
3. Yellow tint works best.
4. Don't use any paint that has any white in it, it cannot get thinned out without clouding.
5. Background must be high contrast, period.
6. The closer to flourescent or high-intensity, the better the based paint for the tint works.
7. Small pieces make it hard to create the different areas of interest, so next time, bigger.
Thrilled with this. Notice the Gene Simmons eyes are centered and Marilyn is off center. Lips individually painted, but rest of her head isn't,well, I thought it would look better and kinda make them look like they're being shared with Gene too--and it looks pretty awesome honestly.