Fresh off the easel – “Tranquil”

A few days ago I started the process of a painting and have blogged the steps of the process. I started first with the charcoal sketch and then the under toning and from the beginning I set my mind to use a limited palette. I stuck with just using Charvin’s Ultramarine Blue, Ruby Red, French Primary Yellow, Ivory Black and Titanium White (just ordinary colors – didn’t want to use any of the premixed colors) for the medium I used Walnut oil, little Linseed oil here and there, a little Rectified Turpentine just when I needed some thinning (not to much of this one because of my allergies) and odorless turp. for cleaning between brush strokes.

This morning I decided to redo the entire nose and start over, at one point I thought that the painting was going to be trashed but after a cup of coffee and pacing around a little I proceeded to work on lighting and shadowing as oppose to shape, it all came together. I also messed around with the eyes a bit, and finished off the lips. I think I’m good with this one, I am happy with it but I’ll let everyone else be the judge and see what feedback I receive.

Here are several pictures, it’s really gray out today and the lighting in my studio is killing me.



Here’s the final.



Published by Art by Isabel

Artist, gardener, and creator. I'm an artist obsessed with gardening, DIYing, and with a passion for baking.

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