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Sterling Boat: Session 7

Sterling Boat - DETAIL - work in progress
9 x 12, oil on panel

I finally got in a nice long 6-hour painting session today, and it was so exciting to finally be working in color.

It took me a while to get used to painting in color over the more fully realized grisaille (monochrome) underpainting, and after the first hour of working in color today I wiped my work away and had to begin again. But then I started getting a feel for how opaque/transparent to work and everything started to flow.

The photos actually reduces the color a bit (and darkens everything). I repainted the pedistal base of the silver pitcher in color, but in the photo it still looks monochromatic.

Once I get everything to this level of detail, Ill make a final pass with the super tiny brushes, which gives a painting the extra snap of realism. I'll probably spend another 8 sessions or so on this painting.

Now I'm off to cook the dishes I'm bringing to my mom's Thanksgiving spread tomorrow: ratatouille side dish, traditional stuffing, and cranberry sauce...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Reader Comments (2)

looking wonderful already Sadie. we don't celebrate thanksgiving here in the UK, but it seems to be something that everyone can participate in so happy thanksgiving:) r.

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrahina q.h.

I see the color in the base. I'll bet it's much more vibrant IRL. Your work is gorgeous Sadie!

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
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