Broken Egg II
|Broken Egg II, Oil, 5x7", SOLD|
I don't know why I decided to use a different technique to paint this egg. I tend to be an intuitive artist, allowing my unconscious to direct me. I was very happy with yesterday's direct approach and I am equally happy with today's result using layers. Following are photos I took of my process:
|I toned the panel with a combination of cadmium red light and yellow|
ochre. I added a small amount of indian red to draw with and to add
shadows. I lifted color using my brush and mineral spirits for the lights.
|Here I added darks with ultramarine blue, manganese violet and Van dyke brown|
|I begin the mid-tones of the background scumbling with ultramarine blue,|
manganese violet, prussian blue, white, naples yellow and alizarin crimson.
|I add highlights, detail and refine.|