Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Trina: Day One

Today, we begin our demo, and the portrait of Trina.  I plan to move through my painting as I would if it were not a demo.  I will be bouncing around my painting, which I try not to do when doing a demonstration.  I will photograph my progress in 15 minute intervals so you will be able to see the process.

     Once again, here is my palette:
New Gamboge                                                Van Dyke Brown
Burnt Sienna                                                    Brown Madder
Alizarin Crimson                                              Indanthrene Blue
Ultramarine Blue                                              Cadmium Red
Cerulean Blue                                                   Cadmium Orange
Cobalt Blue
Burnt Umber                       
Raw Umber

     I begin with a weak mix of New Gamboge and Burnt Sienna in the face, hands, skirts on her leggings and parts of the saddle.  I add a weak purple mix of Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson to Trina’s buckaroo style hat.  These are early washes that serve as the underpainting and get my painting going.

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