After spending lots of time reading Richard schmid's alla prima (which has become my favorite painting book. ) and after watching one of his painting videos. I realised how much emphasis he lays on color temperature (warmth or coolness) and how it's the wrong color temperature which causes color on the canvas to look muddy or chalky. It was quite a startling discovery for me.. When he went on to say that as long as the temperature (and value) of the color being applied on the canvas is correct.. The color doesn't really matter. (Now, I'm referring to the style of painting that is interpretive. Not photorealism).
The past two months (since I joined the forum) has been a startling awakening.. (One could say) for me. There is so much to be learnt.
Any thoughts on the subject?
P.s: alla prima is fantastic and well worth the money if you are a serious reader. I would recommend it to anyone.