Saturday, February 2, 2013

Copper Bowl, oil 6 x 12

This little study was challenging in that I had to try to figure out how to deal with the strong cool reds of the cloth, and yet have them integrated properly with the orange reds in the bowl.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Portrait of Jaime & David - process

It's always fun (at least for me) to be able to see some of the steps involved in an artist making a painting.

I usually begin with a toned canvas, and measure and place the figures with marks made with a small brush and thinned raw umber or terra verte. Next, spots of color indicating dark/light bookends.

It's a good idea to commit to the background right away, and to start bringing up the skin tones.

The time between images three and four take the longest - lots of fussing with the likeness, edges, and color and value transitions. All fun:)