Monday, January 9, 2012

Farmall C in-progress oil on panel by Paul Baldassini

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Here is the completed underpainting in Quinacridone Magenta (Sennelier).  Total of 7 hours to date.

Even though this is only an underpainting there is already a strong sense of light in this work.  It comes in from top front and left of the composition and casts a shadow across the foreground plane. The top of the front tires, grill and seat receive the most light and direct the eye into the composition.  These are the lightest lights in the painting and the effect is magnified by placing and surrounding them in the darker background elements, which also happen to be the some of the darkest darks.  The various angles and planes of the mechanics with their light and shadow effects keep the composition visually interesting allowing the eye movement and rest.  Matching overpainting values to the underpainting will ensure the dynamic of the light in this composition.




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