Monday, March 28, 2011
Here is the first stage of a colored pencil piece. It uses water soluble colored pencils, which turn brilliant when water is applied. In stage 2, the complementary colors will go on top of this brightness, creating a calmer more subdued color scheme, but with the bright under glow of these colors.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The mid-tone was a muddy brown. On top, I added thicker brush strokes of umber, purple blue, lavender, etc. It all looked muddy and confused, so I added parallel passages in viridian green and very high value viridian. The result was something vaguely like a door, leading out of this muddy mess.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The vintage green mug has been around for years. This is a small painting, using the old mug and three colored pencils, those dear friends from so many works on paper. These days I'm painting in the dark in the studio: overhead lights off, shades on the studio windows, a single light trained carefully on the set-up.