The anatomy of a painting.

June 6, 2009 § 2 Comments

Now that the paintings for the exhibition are finished i thought i’d post the steps taken to make the Hydrangeas.

Beginning of underpainting in brown and white.

Beginning of underpainting in brown and white.

Brown and white underpainting.

Brown and white underpainting.

Finished underpainting.

Finished underpainting.

Starting 1st layer of colour.

Starting 1st layer of colour.

More colour.

More colour.

1st layer colour.

1st layer colour.

Still 1st layer of colour.

Still 1st layer of colour.

!st layer and some 2nd layer colours.

!st layer and some 2nd layer colours.

2nd layer of colour.

2nd layer of colour.

3rd layer of colour plus some darks.

3rd layer of colour plus some darks.

3rd and 4th layer adding details.

3rd and 4th layer adding details.

Adding detail.

Adding detail.

Final darks.

Final darks.

To complete the painting it took 70 hours spread over 4 months. You can see the final painting in the previous post. Good night.

§ 2 Responses to The anatomy of a painting.

  • olena says:

    You are so generous sharing this, I appreciate it very much. I wish some day i will be able to make something like that. Wondering if it works the same for acrylic paints? Painting is my hobby, but i I’m so in love with your works, spent so much time investigating your blog, now I feel like I have to try it.
    Spent all morning shooting my hydrangeas ))) I love them! Those colors!!
    Your hydrangeas so gorgeous, they even has aroma )))
    Thank you!

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