Sunday, January 28, 2007
Kalanchoe on Windowsill - Basic Layers
These canvases are WET. My client loves a deep textured look and so in order to build the image I like to play with colours settling into the grooves and just really experiment with switching the base colour (that your eye is reading) with the wash and the grooves (that totally doesn't make sense, LOL)
Anyways, after placing all my items and working out really basic colour layout with shadows I am now starting to refine the imagery. This is when I find I get glued to the painting and keep puttering - the first few layers always get soaked so much I need to do bits here and there and occupy myself with other work in the meantime.
I'm getting quite pleased with my curtains. Today I waited till the sun was directly hitting them and painted them from real life. Always such a fun challenge.
More updates to come.