Thursday, September 17, 2009

On the easel

Step 1 - red ground, conte sketch, slap on a little background colour.

Step 2 - paint in all the basic shapes in the darkest colours.

Q. Are those wine goblets or fish? A. Both - ponder that.

Step 3 - add mid-tones and a few layers of glazes without totally obscuring the goblet/fish.

Step 4 - take a break for a day or two and play with beads and buttons instead.

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