Thursday, October 24, 2013

Slideshow Demo- oil painting "Perfect Compliments"

Slideshow Demo-- Perfect Compliments (see yesterday's post)

This is the step by step for yesterday's post, Perfect Compliments.
1.- drawing of the basic shapes in pencil and thin black marker (erase out the pencil)
2.-wash the drawing using transparent red oxide and oms
3.- wipe out the lights with a brush or paper towel
4.- paint in the darks using transparent red oxide (no turps or oms)
5.- begin painting in the appropriate color masses, using the established underpainting for values.
6.- continue with edges and details once the main color/value areas are established.

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  1. Awesome demo..How generous of you to share your process. I would never have guessed you nailed down your drawing with a pen! Beautiful results, as always. (-:Carole

  2. Mary, dear, I thank you for sharing your process. I love seeing a wonderful painting emerge from the beginning of a blank canvas. You make it look effortless.

  3. Love this slideshow...very informative. The end result is luscious!

  4. Wow! I'm so impressed with the painting AND the slide show! That's a great idea to show your progress through slides. I like that better than when people post videos. With the slides, you can click through at your own pace. The painting is really wonderful. I like seeing how the layers add to the depth, of it.

  5. What a treat to see step by step process...You are SO talented, Mary!
    I would love to do the same with my portraits but I'm not that good with the computer!!

  6. what an amazing idea!!! thank you for sharing your process with us! i LOVED this. and the painting, as always, is just lovely!

  7. Wonderful painting and excellent presentation, Mary!

  8. Thanks for the great slideshow, Mary!
    Beauty f a painting.

    By the way, A huge congrats for being Featured Artist in Robert Genn's newsletter!! :)
    I was blown away with sadness over his "Bomb" disclosure.

  9. Thanks for sharing this, Mary. It is so fun to see how you approached the whole painting and watch it develop in only a few seconds. Cool!


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