Monday, 17 February 2014

Work Today

Here is my limited earth palette

Not the greatest photo but it does at least give some indication as to my progress today. Most of the forms are tonally modelled and approximate colours suggested. I have added yellow ochre and a small amount of black to my palette. 
I need to finish tweaking the tones of the face and hand before I begin using transparent colour glazes and semi opaque velaturas. This will be the final stage where colour is refined. More on this later. 


Saturday, 15 February 2014

A little bit more

I thought I would post these images to give folk another look at the stages I go through when building up a painting. The use of a warm burnt umber ground is of great importance and is utilised in all midtone and shadow areas. The warmth of this ground will be visible in nearly all areas of the finished painting and will create a unity across the picture plane.  

It is worth noting that there are only four colours used so far. A quick smudge of Indian red for the hair and lips, raw and burnt umber for both flesh and ruff...and of course white (titanium). 

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