Saturday, September 10, 2011

Apples 3

Still Life Set Up
When setting up a still life I usually take a picture, this give me a different view.  If I'm not sure if the design looks good, I look at it upside down on my camera or look at it with a mirror.  I've heard many teachers say it really is about design and/or composition.

The Sketch with Brush
I usually sketch the design with a #4 filbert brush and a little burnt sienna diluted with turp.   If you sketch with this method it is very easy to correct mistakes.  I also use a view finder. 

Scumbling the darks and mid tones.

Three Apples 8" x 10" oil on canvas board.

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