This is the fourth installment on making the painting titled "Burgundy and Blue."
In the previous three BobBlasts you saw how I begin, approach and develop a painting. In this step, I am continuing to
building up layers of paint, using less water for each layer, along with more pigmented color. I use professional paints because of the heavy pigment base. "Student-grade" paint has fillers. That's why the color is not as
vibrant and more paint is needed to get the desired effect.
First... to make the lights lighter, I make the darks darker.
Next... Start from the light source - in this painting, the light source is the window. Establish some shadow areas all over. I will usually use a cool color to work with the warm "sun" source.
I constantly build the contrast - the darks and lights - by re-evaluating and re-establishing and re-drawing while I am working on the painting! Eventually painting in the highlight, the focal point.
When it all comes together, I am happy with it and it matches the initial title -
then the painting is done.
Stay tuned for the painting finish, the varnish, painting the sides and the all-important signature!
Keep your brushes wet!