Oil Exercise XV – Progress
By demand of a friend I’m posting snapshots of the progress of this…
Preparing the workstation. Brushes (DaVinci College No.12 I only used one brush for this), pine turpentine, oil colours (Ferarrio Oil Master: Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Blue Dark, Violet, Titanium White), 30×40 WnN paper canvas Did a quick drawing on the paper to get a “feeling” where everything will be placed. This will be covered later completely, so it does not have to be precise or nice. This is not even necesary, but it helps me, or I just like pencil drawing.
Layed an undercoat of very thin, liquid state paint, disolved to a “runny” stage with turpentine. Usualy a colour close to the tones of the painting.Applied the sketch using a soft pencil (<2B). I like to be as precise as possible with the sketches, although this is generally wrong and should be avoided, since nothing of this will be “visible” at the end and it is completely against the mentality of oil painting. But I like drawing… Started with the dark areas on this. Trying to get a sense of where the darkest areas lay, desaturating the colours going backwards to create a sense of “depth”Finalizing the paint, this needs some refining. Iusually lay the work to rest for a few hours, a day or so, this helps to “reset” my view on the work, and then go back and correct a few things that they dont feel “right”, or undo unwanted optical illusions.