Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Waiting For Guests

"Waiting For Guests"
12" x 12" oil on panel 

Here's the set up:

Seeing the brass pot in this photograph seems 
dull but when you are looking at it in real life 
there are MANY colors and subtle details that 
the camera cannot pick up.

First Layer:

I paint in general color masses and 
continually check my shapes

Second layer:

Now I start dropping in pieces of light and color.
I pay attention to the textures and details.

Final layer:

I warm the left side of the background and scrape the 
edges of the pot to enroll it in the surrounding 
atmosphere. Those lost edges keep my pot from looking 
like it was cut out and pasted onto my painting. I add
highlights and extra color for drama.

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