Friday, August 19, 2016

Communion - A Work in Progress

With it being hot 86F (30C) and humid 98F (36.7C) today I wanted to do a little the more work on this painting to at least get the decanters finished (see posts on 09 May, 18 July, 02 and 09 August 2016).

First I wanted to complete the wood grain on the panels and I mixed various dark colours using alizarin crimson, French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

Next I removed the rest of the masking from the plate, decanters and the handles on the tray.

With French ultramarine blue I painted in the shadowed areas in the cloth in the tray leaving some areas lighter to indicate the light going through the glass decanters.

To complete the tray I used various mixtures of raw sienna, burnt sienna, new gamboge and French ultramarine blue to paint the brass handles being sure to leave the small highlights the white of the paper and paint the cast shadows from the decanters and goblet onto the sides of the tray.

Using mixes of new gamboge and aureolin I put in the bright areas on the plate and the reflected colour on the decanters and on the wafer box.

To give me an idea of the how light or dark I wanted my colours on the remaining pieces I put in my darkest dark which allows me to see which areas need to have the highest contrast.

I will post this painting again once I have completed the plate.

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