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March 30, 2006

evolution of a painting No.4

While Iíve been off-line Iíve been at the oil paint again. And, working in the new sans-model mode, hereís how itís come along. The first two images were taken in the middle of the dark night so the colours are all to pop.


Getting the shape down and whacking in some background in a non-precious, non-committal, make-things-look-sexy-early-on, kind of way.


Working into the shape and starting to bring out the form with thin washes of Burnt Umber.


Introducing a bit of Alizarin Crimson into the washes. Fiddling with the back ground a bit.


With a full palette - getting lots of paint on. Getting in amongst the background s'more.

Leave the panel to dry off for a few days then work over the form again [and again] with more paint until things start to work in the way I want them to work.

I'll keep the images coming as things change. Some changes, even though the product of hours of looking, are only slight it has to be said.

Posted by john at March 30, 2006 04:32 PM