Sunday, September 19, 2010

glazing:pastel and oil

about 8x14 pastel and watercolor on wallis
For the past couple years I have been trying to find my way with glazing with oils. My oils before were always alla prima, even when big studio pieces. Recently have I intentionally tried to overlap the method from oil to pastel. The methods had been very separate in my repertoire  for a long time. The painting above  is a good example of the overlap.
watercolor underpainting on wallis
This morning when I traveled out to the lake I planned in my head how to "glaze" the layers. I began with watercolor and tried to use sections and broad sweeps of glazes (light layers that cover more blanket like than marks). I saved the marks to the end and used them sparingly.

4 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Very nice! This watercolor under painting has more form than some of your others. What are your thoughts before begin with your under painting?

loriann said...

Hi Katherine, I first ask.....what is the main color of the light and second what is the mood I want from this underpainting. Thanks!

Nika said...

It is so harmonious, looks like a window into an alternate reality. I appreciate the differences in weight between the trees and the water. The whole thing is so well balanced that it feels like just one more mark would "tip it over". Well done!

michele moore said...

I have to say i hope you are continuing with your blog...of all the blogs i follow, i like yours the most...as for this last post, i want to say, your pastels are wonderful, but i often feel your underpaintings are even better, so immediate and less self-conscious, I love this pastel: I adore this underpainting