Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Painting in progress - black lace

I have been sharing my progress pictures on this next painting and thought I wanted to show it here too.
This is currently on the easel.

Underpainting stage. Just burnt umber (=brown) paint on white canvas (oil primed which is the base I prefer to work on). It takes a while at this stage as I want to get the 'feel' right, the line of the neck is vital. The sepia look is quite attractive, perhaps I will do a completely monochromatic piece one day!

Colour blocking in: This stage goes quicker. I put in some base colours and make sure that the skin underneath the lace is approximately the right colour.


Now I get the small brushes out, a synthetic or sable size 1 brush and start hatching the skin and begin the lace pattern. I'll end up getting lost in all those curly black lines!


To be continued!!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Sophie, I just came across your blog. I love your paintings, especially the lace....beautiful!

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  2. Thank you Karen, Nice of you to stop by! Do hang around for the finale...I'll post the finished picture soon. (well if all goes well...still working on it!)

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