Monday, September 22, 2008

September 22, 2008 Metamorphosis of a painting

stages -from small paper sketch, B&W value study and color underpainting
When working from the studio time is the real asset. You can take as much as you want and nothing changes. This work was done from the reservoir small painting I did last Friday, Sept.19th. I have decided to continue the analogous theme of green, blue- green to blue- purple. The underpainting is in the complement red family with some of the discord color-purple.
Now I get to go to pastel!
No car no plein air. :-(


Karen said...

This is great to see your process! Glad you posted it! Do you usually do your underpainting in complements/near complements?

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Karen.
It is actually rare for me to underpaint in complements. I usually underpaint the "skeleton colors" (i.e. what is underneath.) Right now, I am playing. I do always make sketches and value studies. What is your method?