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Vase in Tissue SOLD

6 x 8 inches, oil on panel

Thanks everyone for your comments and emails, I am glad people are enjoying my process shots and notations about my materials.

I created this painting using round brushes, I started sketching with size #8 and spent the second half of the day with size #2. I also used a #14 filbert to smooth out the background.

I always paint with two brushes at a time of the same size and shape - well, I paint with one brush and hold the other in my left hand, with the palette. I switch back and forth between the brushes constantly, occasionally giving them both a good cleaning in my Silicoil jar of turps. One brush is reserved for lights, and one for darks, which helps me keep my brushes and colors clean.

I tend to settle on 3 so-called "primaries" plus Titanium white, even if I start out with more colors laid out on my palette. Today I used: Cadmium Yellow Deep, Permanent Violet Medium, and Ultramarine Blue (all Rembrandt brand). I also used Sennelier brand Phthalo Green Cool, which helped capture the bright green light shining through the vase - better than Ultramarine & Cad yellow mixed together would have.

Process shots:

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5 - Final Painting

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Reader Comments (1)

Hi Sadie,

Your paintings are interesting and realistic. What is it you are trying to get off your soul, and what is stopping you from doing it?

The last wrapped green block says a lot.


February 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
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