so there is no small blog today. If you go to 8/21
you can see the beginning steps to this painting. I am
ready to paint. You can click to enlarge the photos
for a close up view.
Step 4 I want to build my colors so I start with thin
(more water than paint) washes of Yellow Ochre.
I have good brush control so I painted around the
areas that will be lighter. You can use misket if you
need to. I know the light will come through the
window, lays across the chair so that will be saved.
Also folds in the drape.
Step 5 build the Yellow Ochre a bit deeper along
the folds in the drape and the arm. Here is a close up view.
Burnt Sienna and Cadmium Red. You need
to understand where your shadows are which
requires studying your subject before you start.
bench. Back to the Yellow Ochre wash, drying
it well. Then to make the pattern I added a bit
of Paynes Grey, outlining and adding texture.
Did the same on the drape under the bench.