Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A Crystal painting - further steps

we have some more steps on the way to the crystal painting.

Firstly some washes of cobalt blue



then a second glaze of cobalt blue, in selected areas only. That will deepen the glass and help to make the crystal more 3-D



Adding in some cadmium yellow on certain segments



And a wash of gamboge overlaid with red (makes the reds sing) in selected spots





adding some dark tone in, to tie in the shadows to the peacock. French ultramarine+alizarin crimson mix




All I have to do now is remove the masking and tidy up any areas I feel need a little more zing - and the painting will be ready. I'll post it tomorrow.

20 comments:

  1. Love this Pat its brilliant how you have captured the way the crystal throws the colours around - very clever and very good

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  2. Thanks, Lynne! Tune in tomorrow for the finished piece :) xx

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  3. This is great progress Pat, you must be so pleased...isn't it exciting when a painting is almost finished....

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  4. Thanks, Ann.. its very exciting and yes, I'm very happy with it xx

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  5. Wonderful work Pat! I admire the patience and the steady hand you must have to do such wonderful detail! The final result will be great, I know already.

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  6. Thanks, Judy!
    I do have patience, for sure :) xx

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  7. Pat, I'll stay tuned for the final, I'm already intrigued by this piece.. I can't imagine taking on something like this,but then again your an expert. hugs, BJ

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  8. I think you take on the most difficult things to do Pat. This is just fantastic! Well done!! xx

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  9. Thanks, BJ and June.
    I suppose difficulty is relative. The more I do, the more I push the next one . Mostly :) xx

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  10. Fantastic! And a good lesson of watercolour...Arianna!

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  11. Exquisite Pat. I'm loving this piece. Can't wait to see it finished. xx

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  12. Niiice and slowly Pat, just the way I like it :)

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  13. Looking most interesting already! Can't wait for the "unveiling"!

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  14. Awesome.. Take a bow. Cant wait for the final thing..

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  15. This is looking gorgeous Pat!! I love all those colors in the crystal. :)

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  16. Wow! What an aqmbitious subject! And I must say I am REALLY impressed! :0)

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  17. Oh my! So pretty! Thanks for showing the process, Pat.

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  18. I really love this, think it is incredible how you manage to make it look like crystal. Beautiful!

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  19. love it, can't wait to see it when it's all done

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  20. How long does it take from start to finish, is there a lot of wait time in between glazes and washes?

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