Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A New World Order

It's done! I still have a little touch up, painting around the edges and varnishing the whole thing which will take a while but the image is done where I can put it online to sell Fine Art Prints on my website. 

A New Order

While I was painting I  also got a couple other digital pieces done and am starting on a couple commission pieces I haven't had time for. Read on after the break to see what else I have completed.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Vulture: Work in Progress 18

I did a glaze of 50/50 turps and stand oil today to bring out the gloss and add a little glaze color over each area. It will be drying for a week now before I do anything more. Next will be a retouching varnish mixed into the oil medium for the final touches.

I am going to order the retouching varnish and then wait until I'm happy the glaze is dry enough before going into the final detail work. Then I'll have to come up with a title for this one.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Vulture: Work in Progress 17

A little more progress today. I'm getting where I'm pretty happy with the painting overall now. A few nitpick spots and I'll call it done.

To see the step by step photos and explanations read on after the break.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vulture: New painting work in progress 15

I'm really putting the paint on thick now, punching up the color and taking the detail down a notch.

Today's progress.

To see the step by step photos read on after the break.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Vulture: New painting work in progress 14

I've been looking at my painting a couple days now and thinking about some of the comments from some friends online. I decided I've been going a little too far with the small details which really isn't my normal style of work. 
I originally started this painting to try out a new technique. Painting in grisaille with acrylics in the first stages and then switching over to oils. Grisaille was a technique used by the Dutch painters to do beautiful layered portraits. I love portraits but I normally have a much looser style of painting, more like the impressionists. I found on this painting I have been getting more and more realistic due I think to the technique. However, looking at a couple areas of the painting where I was a little less careful, I find I really like those areas and so I am going to kick up the color and paint a new layer a little more loosely and see how I like it.

To see how I got to this point read on after the break.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Vulture: New painting work in progress 13

Really getting into the detail and refining work now. Here is a shot of it right now.

Here is a detail shot of the inside of the bowl.

To see the step by step shots and the thinking behind them read on after the break.