Today we call it a wrap. Don’t fret, you non-art demo types… we are moving in for the kill.
Photo 1 shows Walter after I put the first hat wash in. I only used two colors for this wash (Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber). We could paint the hat more elaborately but I’m choosing to keep this basic for any new artist that might be reading this post. The wash you see in this picture is one pass with this mix.
I will add some darks in the next pass and call it good. I’ve also used Cadmium Red to put an underpainting of red in the wild rag. Again, keep it random and basic. Don’t get too caught up in the details.
Photo 2 is basically just a progression of darks. Let’s take the hat first. I add another dark glaze with our purple mixture over the dark areas. After I let this wash dry, I added some Burnt Sienna into the dark shadow crease on the hat. There….the hat is done.
Now I focus totally on the wild rag. I bumped my red by adding a wash of Perylene Red. However you could use Winsor Red or even Alizarin Crimson. After that was dried, I went over just the shadow side with the purple mix.
WE ARE DONE! Hope you enjoyed it. If you hit a snag, just send me a question and I’ll do my best to help.
Several people have indicated they would like to purchase this painting. I’m going to sell it unframed and personalize it for the buyer for $500. First person to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, will be the proud owner.
Tomorrow we’ll say a fond farewell to Walter with a particularly personal memory of mine.
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