Thursday, February 13, 2014

Feisty Gulls 24 x 36'' oil Stage 1.

This is how I begin a painting.  I use a large filbert or flat brush and using Ultramarine, transparent earth red and alizarin paint, I do a tonal underpainting . You can see how watered down the paint is. It's lovely and loose. Easy to move the shapes around. I am posting a series of progression snaps. Once I have my shapes, composition and all my values in, then I begin to build up the paint and find the colors.



2 comments:

Peter Brown said...

Thanks for posting these progress shots Matthew. You make it look so easy. If only it was!

Matthew Hillier said...

Hi Peter,
I should really post all the cursing that accompanies the painting process!!