Sunday, July 25, 2010

Still-life Under-painting

I decided to do something different this time for the under-painting for this still-life. Typically, I use a glaze of burnt sienna and medium, and then go in with burnt umber for darks. After that, I pull out some lights with a little solvent. This time, I went with a glaze of cerulean blue and medium, then using straight cerulean blue for the darks and pulling out some lights with solvent. The still-life has a lot of cool colors, and a cool light on it, so this seemed more appropriate.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pencil Lay-in of a Still Life

I am starting a new painting this week, a still life in oil on a 18 by 24 inch canvas. Here is it laid in with a pencil on the canvas.