Thursday, April 29, 2010
process and the robin family
12x12 oil on panel
I am posting process photos right now since I am balancing my time between show prep/ working on bigger paintings/ teaching / plein air and life. (Do I sound a little stressed? oops sorry))
This is the second layer of oil that was painted into a couch of linseed and OMS on top of the grisaille I posted yesterday. Before placing down the couch I had rubbed in a layer of paint (on the grisaille) to get an idea of color and value. As you might be able to tell- my goal was warm unity. Cooler areas will come on top later. (restraint)
I actually make this plan last week and the grisaille was painted then. I am waiting till I can fully visualize the concept before laying in color. It all began with the plein air work from last week, but I have planned changes and it will not duplicate the plein air work. I like working with a couch. It creates a slippery feel on the panel and the paints just glide.
On another note...the robins are hatching. The Mama robin flies away the minute I come outside so I am trying to refrain from watching all the time and taking photos.