Two on the Side 6" x 6" oil on canvas
This painting was done as a primary palette challenge on
I thought I would take photos of each step in the
painting so I can share how these striped
I figure out the set up:
Then I stain the board, usually with a transparent color and
wipe it down with a paper towel.
Then I divide up the painting and decide where everything will go
and mark it with small strokes of another color and wipe down:
Next I decide on the light dark pattern making sure that
it is either mostly light or mostly dark. This one
is dominant light:
I continue to refine the drawing and add the pattern of the stripes.
To help remind me of what is the lightest light ( highlights and white stripes).
I will take some orderless turp and paint over the white stripe and wipe off the color with a paper towel.
Next I will usually lay in the darks first and try to keep the values close together:
Then I continue to define the cherries in the cup and then the cup inside the stripes:
Now I can just play around with the stripes. I'll put in all the light
stripes of one color, in this case the blue stripes.
Now I'll add the other color stripes and play with the transition colors between
the light and dark of each color and the brushwork between the light areas
and the dark areas:
Finally I added the bottom cloth, the stems, and the highlights: