|"Striptease" - 5 x 5 inches - oil on paper|
If you want to see a complete breakdown of my painting process, keep reading....
"Striptease" is a 5 inch square painting and is available for $40. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase using a credit card/Paypal or here for other payment options.
MY PAINTING PROCESS
I thought I'd take some time to explain my painting process for this "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge. So here goes:
|I set up my still life next to my easel and adjust the light until I'm satisfied with the shadow. My preference is natural light but I'm doing most of painting in the evenings.|
|I select my paper. I treated watercolor paper with 3 coats of gesso (a sealant) and then painted them with a coat of acrylic for a colored ground. I have a variety ready to go in all different colors.|
|I transfer the image from the plexiglass to the paper using the dots and lines as a guide.|
|I start by blocking in the darkest areas first.|
|I continue adding the middle values.|
|I added the white rind to help define the form and then added the stem on top.|
|I worked on the texture of the fruit and then started on the shadow...|
|...and then the background color.|
|The final step is signing the painting. I use a rubber tipped "wipe-out" tool to scrape the paint away and leave my signature.|