Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bill Fletcher Workshop Day 3, 4"x6" oil

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This was day 3 in Bill Fletcher's workshop.   On this day I spent about an hour on this little painting and the time was broken up into three parts, 10% on the block in, 80% on the middle and 10% on the final touches which he calls bejeweling but I call it "tarting up".   We start by mixing the four or five color values on the block in and then on the middle of the painting process we mix different colors, some cooler and some warmer but keeping the same value as the block in colors, fiddle with the edges and then on the finish the use of a palette knife comes in handy or you can give it the finger...  or thumb.

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2 comments:

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Great feel to this painting, thanks for the play-by-play of the process. I agree with limiting the "tarting it up" to approx 10%. (Is that a lesson for life as well as painting)

Virginia Floyd said...

My thanks also for the description of the process. I have been trying to learn to pre-mix some of my basic colors and lay in the under paintings. I love the colors and values in your trees.