Friday, May 14, 2010

beginnings of a painting

 grisaille
rubbed in color
6x6, oil on board

The  grisaille created by the subtractive method, I vigorously rubbed in paint and them removed with a rag and Q-tips. I do like working in this method as it focuses on big shapes and a more abstract nature.
The second photo is rubbed in color. If I do this step I find that it adds to transparency and overall color harmony. Tomorrow I will lay down a couch of linseed and OMS and paint the distant light and trees.

No I need to get ready for the reception. This afternoon my sister, my best friend and I dipped about 200 strawberries for the opening. It's a lucky thing I like to do.

3 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

This is really interesting - I'd love to be able to achieve more luminosity and harmony in my works so I'll try this method out. Thank you for sharing and I can't wait to see the finished piece!

Katherine Kean said...

It has a wonderful mood already, and it feels nice to be able to enjoy the color just on it's own.

loriann said...

Hi Caroline!
Try it out and let me know what you think.. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Hi Katherine,
Thanks..it feels good when even in its baby stages it has a mood. Thanks for checking in.