Thursday, October 13, 2016

Communion - A Work in Progrress

I picked this painting (see posts on 09 May, 18 July, 02, 09, 19, 23 and 30 August 2016) and I will begin working on the second decanter today.

I mixed a greyed brown of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and started to put the reflected colour from the wood panels onto the water decanter. After starting with the top of the stopper I decided that it was not the day to work on a lot of clear glass.

Next I started to work on the plate behind the challis since I already had browns made with burnt sienna and French ultramarine blue. I started laying in some of the areas of reflected wood, but before I went too far I realized that I had to place the reflections in the plate from the water decanter on the left side.

So I started on working on the plate to the right side of the challis and came up with the same problem of the reflection from the wine challis.

Since I already had some of the brown paint mixed I started placing some of it onto the silver challis on the base and then started with some of the reflection in the bowl part but, I was not to complete the challis running into the same problem on a larger scale. I had not only both decanters reflected into the cup but also the tray and wafer box.

With still not being able to get into the painting I decided to stop before I messed it up. However, I still wanted to do a little more work on the painting.

So instead of using paint, I lightly indicated in pencil the different areas of reflections on the challis, plate and the highlights on the decanter.

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

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