Friday, May 27, 2011

night painting on site --tree and sky in progress

I started a nightscape featuring a big tree lit up by the apartment lights right outside my door.

 First Step:

the vine charcoal general mapping of shapes. When I put the first wash of oil down, I completely lose the marks.
Second Step:
I covered the surface with burnt umber and start to pull out the most extreme areas with a "paint eraser" (a rubber chisel type thing) and rag. I went into the warmer areas (like the sky) with burnt sienna. Next session will go full on in with color and battle it out. Approx. 2'x3' oil on wood panel

No comments:

Post a Comment