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How Beginners Can Compose & Paint A “Non-Boring” Still-Life

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Step 4: Wet-In-Wet Shadows

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Before the paint can dry, mix in a touch of Cadmium Yellow Orange and Red Deep for the mid-tones of the lemon (this includes the reflected light along the very bottom of the lemon) and for the darkest shadows, mix in Cobalt, Cerulean, Peacock, and a touch of Ultramarine Blue before painting near the bottom of the lemon. Make sure the edges of these shadows are soft as the lemon is round. You can also add in a few more dimples using the skipping technique mentioned before.