Saturday, December 15, 2012

layer #2 of dead layer

I have put some more time into this painting with another dead layer.  I am starting to build up the details now and I am almost ready to start the color.  Adding the color is always the most fun for me because I LOVE color.

Monday, December 10, 2012

16 x 20 inch portrait in oil

I have been wanting to try a portrait for some time now and have been watching demos on how to do a portrait using the flemish technique.  After the drawing is made on the canvas a first layer of paint if put on very thinly with burnt umber.  This layer is just to get the values correct.  The second layer, which is what I have started on here is called the dead layer and is basically a grey scale, fine tuning the values once again.  I will do another layer of grey scale and then start in on the colors.  This is a very different technique for me as I usually start right in with the colors but it is good to try something different.  Hopefully I won't make a complete mess of it. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

16 x 20 inch acrylic "Peaches and Vase"

At long last I have a new painting to show.  This one is not 100% finished but it is coming along.  I am enjoying playing with my paints again after a long creative block and I hope to start another soon while the creative juices are still flowing.