Tip file: Paint for light

From Michael Brady, in the January 1998 issue of The Artist’s Magazine:

When mixing your oils, keep in mind that you’re not painting color, but light and its effects. For example, you wouldn’t paint the illusion of a red chair the same way that you’d paint a chair red. Instead, you paint the chair as light affects it—in shadow areas, it may become violet, and the highlights may appear more orange.

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