As you may know, I am an indirect painter and love the look of my finished paintings because of the glazing and layering achieved over a period of days-even weeks. So today I decided to put the timer on and paint a small 8x10 still life in two hours. You may ask why would I do such a thing. Keep reading and I will tell you at the end.
So to begin, I put together objects that I was very familiar with--tangerines, cloth, basket, and my favorite port wine bottle.
Step 1: Sketch in the elements.
Step 2: Add a toner of ultramarine blue and transparent red oxide.
I have such great hopes for the success and the clock shows only sixteen minutes have passed.
Step 3: Block-In
Step 4: Layering background and work wet edges into wet edges. Add the cool grayed blue foreground.