I think G+ is working again. I am sorry if anyone did not receive a posting. In this painting, I am trying a layer technique Dan Edmundson taught in his master class. It is a technique that Richard Schmid uses so well. As you layer the background to create volume you add more paint. So the first layer is just scrubbed in. The next layer you add a little more paint but keep it some what light or should I say transparent. The top layer is more opaque and detailed but do not forget to let the other layer show through here and there.
Sold Yes, I am taking Dan Edmundson's Master Class! This is the first painting assignment. He taught Richard Schmid's layering technique to create volume. I will use this technique again in my next painting too. I hope to be able to paint my own paintings while doing the assignments too. Wish me luck!
I was really surprised one day when I saw a cardinal in the pine tree behind the house. I ran for my camera but missed the shot. So I just got the pine branch. It was a wonderful sunny day and the branch seem to reach out to the sun. I decided to paint the image I first saw with the photo I had and a cardinal reference photo I found on Paint My Photo. I was very lucky to find a photo of a cardinal that looked just like the one I saw. I painted the branch as loose as I could using quite a lot of paint. Then I rubbed out a place for the bird. The cardinal has more of a dry brush stroke to capture the soft feathery look.
In this painting I tried to keep the background less detailed. The leaves on the radishes are more suggestive and the background radish, too. Doing this the silver goblet takes center stage with the radish in the foreground. The ends of the radishes give the painting a delicate touch with the way they whip around. Anyone for a radish??