Monday, July 30, 2012

Hypnotic citrus — oil on panel in-progress by Paul Baldassini

“Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.”   — Rene Magritte 

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Above are two more stages of a new work in-progress (“Hypnotic citrus”). My usual method is to work a section at a time, mixing colors and directly painting top left to bottom right.    Shadows are kept very thin allowing the magenta underpainting to subtly reveal itself.  As I move up in value the paint gets thicker.  I try and bring each section to completion in one session adding final highlights later with thicker paint after everything has dried.  As I progress each section is blended into the previous session’s work.

I am using my standard palette (you can read about it detail in other Blog posts or on my website Q&A page).  It is a predominantly warm palette, and I can mix every color I need with this palette.

About 18 hours to date.


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