Monday, July 18, 2016

Communion - A Work in Progress

The humidity is back with the temperature reaching 82F (27.8C) and feeling like 91F (32.8C).

I thought I had better get some work done on this piece that I started (see post on 09 May 2016) for the Church Show coming up in September.

First I made a large pool of pure burnt sienna in one well of my palette and then mixed another of raw sienna with a small amount of burnt sienna in another well.

I applied the raw sienna mix into the areas of the background wood where the sunlight touched of the panels.

Then I painted the rest of the wood with vertical strokes, varying the darkness and lightness throughout the background.

Using pure raw sienna I laid in the under paint for the wooden tray on the table and added a few shadows on the front of the tray with the raw sienna mix.

I set this painting aside to let it dry and will post it at a later date when I start working on the table.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.