Friday, September 25, 2009
Here I placed the darks while maintaining the lights. I used only three main colors and naples yellow and a little white. It was a challenge to keep the values while working with such a limited palette. My palette consisted of a cool purple, warm red and a warm green. The colors were pre mixed.
Hope this gives you ideas to try.
Thank you for following this demonstration. I will post the final painting soon.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I am working on this painting and thought that I would post a progression. This first image is the drawing plus a wash so that I will stay in the color palette that I have decided to use for this painting. Hope you enjoy seeing this develop and I welcome any comments !
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I am back. I am sorry that I haven't posted in a while. We had a bout of swine flu that set me back and getting the kids back in school always creates time warps and you just don't get everything done. I never stop painting. Sometimes I can't get into the zone and don't paint very well but painting is like breathing to me. I have to be doing something creative at all times. With that said, I will share some of what I have been doing that I didn't get around to posting. This first painting is painted under the influence of John Singer Sargent. I say this because I found a print of his beautifully framed at an antique shop. This print inspired my composition. I will post both the master's painting and mine so that you can see what I saw and was inspired to attempt.