July 02, 2007

Untitled, Work in Progress

I saw this picture in the reference library on Wetcanvas and just had to give it a go. I've been learning so much about oils and griselle's lately. This, I believe, is my most ambitious painting so far in terms of subject matter. I've struggled with the 'painting what is there' versus 'painting what you think you see' notion. So, for this picture, I'm painting it upside down and that seems to be helping me get the highlights and shadows looking proper.

oil flower painting
Untitled, Work in Progress
4" x 6" oil on canvas paper
© 2007

So far, I've only used paynes grey and titanium-zinc white with mineral spirits. Once I'm finished the grey griselle layer (and its dried) I'll be adding the colours. Stay tuned for more updates!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Hello! Don't know if you remember me, I started a blog a couple months ago and added you as a link. I am glad to see you keeping up with your blog (unlike me :D). Your work is beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing more!

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