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.


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!!