Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Life Lessons-Canada Goose
Oil on 7x5 hardboard.
This is my contribution to this week's DPW Challenge. This is the Value Challenge presented by Carol Marine. It went like this: For you guys using oil, paint on a burnt umber ground, wipe it down to a mid value, paint in the darks, and wipe out for lights (with paper towel or q-tips - try dipping in mineral spirits for the really white stuff). Use ONLY burnt umber (or raw umber if that’s all you have) - no white!!!
I painted on my standard 5x7 factory gessoed hardboard using burnt umber. Normally I add my own textured gesso. But this time I used the very smooth finish knowing it would be easy to wipe back to the light value. But the darker values slid around like grease and were really difficult to nail down. Anyway, here it is. A fine learning experience.
Available... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com
Proverbs 30: 5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.