Thursday, January 21, 2016

Just Bobbing - A Work in Progress

Today at KAGS the theme for the Still Life class was wood.

We had two different displays set up. The first one was of various carved decoys, some painted and some plain. The second one was of various wooden carvings, bowls and buckets.

I chose to do the one with the carved decoys. I liked the two that were unpainted of a goose and a duck. I added the small painted mallard to the drawing a little later.

When the drawing was completed I used liquid friskit to mask out the decoys.

Once that was dry I used various mixes of cadmium yellow, raw sienna, Antwerp blue and French ultramarine blue to put in the background behind the decoys.

With a pale wash of both blues I indicated the water at the base of the birds.

Using raw sienna I started painting the goose first, gradually building up layers of colour to give the decoy shape.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have completed the goose decoy.