Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunflowers on Clayboard, In Progress 3

Thankfully, the lighting was much better for this photograph compared to the last image. Today I worked in the faces; painting wet-into-wet, beginning with yellows, Quin Sienna, adding Brown Madder, Winsor Green, and Alizarin. I am getting much more efficient in applying paint. Typically, I would have to apply 3-6 layers of paint for darker values. Painting on clayboard helps. The surface tends to hold the darks better than paper. But also applying the right pigments at the right time with the right consistency makes a big difference. Next, I will work through the leaves. (I just noticed a small bug captured in the photograph. Anyone else see him? He is real, not painted. I guess he likes the flowers also.)


Steven S. Walker said...

I can't wait to see this one when it's done. You're creating a beautiful glow.

ariel freeman said...

Thanks Steven, I can't wait either. I never quite know how it will come out, until I finish. Yikes!

Peter Lee said...

It's so fun to see the process.
So far so good!
Can't wait to see the next move!