Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Mallards in Flight Painting -donation to Ruffed Grouse Society

I started a 19"x 29" heavy canvas stretched oil painting
for my piece to be donated for auction at this year's
Ruffed Grouse Society; once more honored as their
guest host artist.

I began with paper mock ups drawn of the ducks which
I temporarily taped onto the canvas...then used turps,
copal and mud/neutral pigment to sketch out..

then, I mixed up a large batch of the mud gray neutral
at midgray value, and blocked in the masses, then wet
into wet would work lighter and darker values as well
as color into it...

Here then, after my first day into this is where I
end this session. Feeling I got a lot of this off to
a good start....


Jo Castillo said...

Oh, what fun to watch, I can't wait for the finish.

P.S. Nice start on the colors.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Very interesting - thanks for sharing.

Larry Seiler said...

more today

hank said...

That's a nice trick with the paper cutouts. Photocopying them at various sizes helps sometimes too. The ducks are really popping out in space nicely on the finished painting.