Friday, March 28, 2014

Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
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One of the advantages to oil and acrylic paint is how layering can be used.  Thought I would share this painting, where it started to how it was finished.   I started with a textured grey tone gesso, a slightly rough patchy texture, when it was dry sketched in my idea with vine charcoal, and white pastel.  The first layer is a colorless, using only the light and darks as my guide. 
layer one, shades of grey
With second layer I decided on my color scheme and added my first layer of colors in a light painting of oil color.  The finish at this point is fairly easy, building up the colors, redefining my lights and darks.
First layer of color

    It is amazing how colorful a painting can be created form just a grey tone under painting.


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