Still Life SetUp in Studio
I’m going to paint 2 still life’s in a similar style to “Succulent in Terracotta”- (See pic in the bar at right.) Linda at Edelweiss Gallery has asked me to do a couple and given me some rough guidelines as to what her customer wants. I found a couple of old paintings which I've gessoed over. Some of the textural paint of the original paintings showed through so I used modelling compound to add an even more textured base. It dries a milky white colour so I overpainted that layer with a mix of 2 reds which I'm keen to try out as underpainting!
I’ve been inspired by the work of Katie Trinkle Legge who’s work I saw recently in the Monmo Gallery just north of Auckland NZ. Hers are oils and I noticed taht she used red underpainting. Her sense of colour and light is just fantastic. I would happily hang these in my home!! Wish I could paint like that!
Here are some shots of the progress of the first one!
Textured Red UnderPainting. Basic shapes marked out with pastel pencil and initial blocking out of areas.
Adding a bit of shading.
Adding some base colour
I'm going to use mostly glazes to change colours/shading and then add some finer detail last. Fingers crossed this works out!