Wednesday, May 7, 2014

“White and Yellow Roses” — in-progress painting by Paul Baldassini

“Begin at the beginning and go on until you come to the end: then stop” — Lewis Carroll

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Here is the in-progress overpainting of a new work "White and Yellow Roses" using my standard full-palette of colors. The first rose is (pretty much) completed using the direct-painting technique. After this layer dries I will glaze & scumble over some areas to make them advance, recede or otherwise slightly manipulate some of the tones and hues.

My full-color palette has benefited greatly from the addition of Sennelier Cool Grey.  I can now mix an even more useful range of neutrals which, as I learned from years of painting only in watercolor.  These neutral mixtures are essential and a key to providing realism, depth and believability of light and light effects with the more saturated color mixtures used in the halftones and the even higher chroma mixtures in the lights and highlights.

This structured approach to painting perfectly suits my idiosyncratic personality type.  For me, its a very nice way to craft a painting.

Paul Baldassini

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