Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Conversation

8" x 10" oil on panel

You can view and purchase this painting here.

February's Virtual Paintout location is Bangladesh. I was intrigued by this scene of the men talking on the street - what is the conversation about?

I tried a different approach on this painting. The scene wasn't very colorful, and I started out painting in greyscale, then adding color. Not sure what I think about this technique...

The initial sketch. I happened to have a board primed with this warm, orangey color, so I thought it would help liven up the tones.
Putting in the lightest lights and darkest darks. I'm using acrylics at this point because they dry quickly.
Three intermediate values.
Then a wash of Indian yellow on the light areas and Permanent violet on the shadows (now I'm using oil paints).
Starting to put in color. Sorry about the glare on the painting.
Just about done. I'm going to work on Beard Guy's face a little more.

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