Saturday, January 30, 2010
underpainting and grisailles
Two interesting notes:
I remember reading somewhere that Maxfield Parrish glazed each color separately and varnished it before placing another color on top. That's how he creating his luminosity.
Sanford Gifford stained his white canvas with burnt sienna, drew in white chalk and then glazed more rapidly. He would paint non-stop from sunrise to sunset when he began the color part of his painting. He had already worked out his color idea in his oil sketches. Gifford kept working and blending his glazed layers while they were wet.
Don't you find it interesting to read about others methods? I sure do. Anyone want to share an interesting tidbit?