Sunday, May 18, 2008

More colour on the grisaille pears

It's a holiday weekend here in Canada - The Victoria Day Weekend, which is traditionally the time to plant gardens. It's been a really busy weekend so far, gardening, housework, pool vacuuming, yard work. It's another sunny day today so planting is on the horizon. Yesterday though,I did do some painting. I'm posting another step in the grisaille pears and hopefully, more will follow today.

This one has two washes of DS burnt orange with some WN burnt umber dropped in the shadow areas. Today, I'll add some more yellow and burnt umber, then the red and green. I've been trying to save the highlight areas but I think I'll have to put in some white gouache or white acrylic. I want the highlights to really stand out and the lifted ones here don't really.

This past week, I received some awesome info material from Winsor Newton, thanks to Ian Maginnis at Winsor Newton! The hand painted colour charts are great and the info on how to use each of the mediums is very helpful. I have several and it seems I've been using them wrong, which would explain why I could never get anything out of them. There's also brush info, and much more info and colour charts on oils and gouache and acrylics, too. Thanks, Ian!

Hope you're all having a great weekend!


RHCarpenter said...

Deb, this is lovely!!! Great modeling of the shapes and good color, works well!! Loving your teabag adventure, too!!
Happy Victoria Day!

Deborah A. Léger said...

Thanks Rhonda! I love the grisaille method for how it creates those shapes!

I'll have to post some of the 'gardening artwork' I've done this weekend....

Ann Buckner said...

Yum, Deb! Those pears just glow. Love the treatment on this painting.

Ah ha another adventure with the teabags. Looking forward to following your work on this one.