“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.