Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pottery 5 - A Work in Progress

Today I was at the Still Life class at KAGS and I wanted to do more work on this painting that I had started a number of years ago (see post on 26 March 2013).

The first thing I had to do was straighten out the sides of the pottery bottle so it no longer looked like the leaning Tower of Pisa.

Next I had to balance out both sides of the top and lid as well as the shoulders of the bottle.

From there I evened out the decorative ridges on the bottle.

I mixed a large quantity of a dark blue black from French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and a touch of alizarin crimson.

I started on the left side of the bottle with the darkest value and gradually lightened it to the right side to make it look rounded.

Next I used the lighter colour and put in the ridges making the right side a little lighter.

Using cadmium yellow I put in a little reflected light on the left side of the pottery.

I will post this painting at a later date once it has been completed.

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