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.
I haven't done this in a while
3 hours ago