Pears Demonstration oil
Several months ago I put together an ArtByte for Daily Paintworks and decided I would change the format into a slideshow and publish here too. It may be interesting for those of you who are not members there, or might want to see a few more stages of the painting. It basically covers the idea of using a transparent multicolored wash as an underpainting. After a brush sketch of the basic shapes, I painted over using varied opaque mixes. It's one of my favorite ways to work, because you can keep or discard "happy accidents" and it suggests interesting color mixes along the way. This painting is sold, but there are several using this same technique at my daily paintings and on my website .