Sunday, October 11, 2009

In Progress - Cream Pitcher

Here is the latest work in progress. It's a small cream pitcher and linen cloth that is draping over the edge of a table. I've included several shots of my early progress.

Using a mix of burnt umber and ultramarine blue thinned with Gamsol, I painted the entire surface and slightly wiped it down to reduce the intensity.

Then using the same paint rag I wiped out the lightest areas of the painting.

I had a light pencil sketch that was pretty much washed out with the initial layer of paint, so I went back over the sketch to re-identity the subject.

Using the the same mix of burnt umber and ultramarine blue I now paint in the darkest darks.

I still have some work to do in the cloth and pitcher before the under painting is done. The pitcher is made of clear glass so it will be mostly the same value as the background. I'm not sure how finished I will go with the underpainting. I'm always anxious to jump right in and start the color layers, so I probably won't do much more than what I already have.


Carolina said...

I can't wait to see the next steps... it looks great so far!

Anonymous said...

although i follow the same stages it is wonderful watching the stages by another artist. excellent post. r

Beth West said...

I'm really glad I discovered this post. Thank you for sharing the process you go through in your painting. Please continue to do so, it helps!

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