Monday, July 30, 2012

Hypnotic citrus — oil on panel by Paul Baldassini

 “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”   — James McNeill Whistler

To secure this Baldassini original contemporary realist artwork  for your collection please call 860-638-0890 today.  Or visit my website baldassinifineart.com to view other works in the series.



Above are the last stage and the completed painting (“Hypnotic citrus”).  Several days to bake in the sun, sign it, two coats of Mastic Varnish, another few days baking in the sun and its off to the framer, and then to my gallery (Maple & Main Gallery, Chester, CT) to hang in the next show.  If you live in the area, stop by to see it.  The 2nd Anniversary opening is Friday, August 31 from 5 to 8pm.

41 hours start to finish.  I’m already onto the next work in this new series.  Please visit often.

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

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

To secure this Baldassini original contemporary realist artwork  for your collection please call 860-638-0890 today.  Or visit my website baldassinifineart.com to view other works in the series.



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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