Tuesday, April 28, 2009
This weekend's daily painting
Here is my latest daily painting from the weekend. In order to complete a painting in under 8 hours which has dark, opaque tones, I suggest splitting it into 2 sittings, with drying time between.
I sketched the objects out and painted in the basic tones on Friday night 8-11 pm, and then finished the painting on Saturday from 8-1 am. This allowed me to have a couple coats of paint in the big dark area so that the correct value could be obtained. It also allows a fresh look at the subject the second day and any compositional alterations to be made. In this case I added the 2 left cloves of garlic on Saturday to help balance the objects out. The lights of the fabric should be a bit more brown-ish, so I will try a yellow glaze over that area when I get around to it.
Posted by Mike Sass at 11:34 AM