Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Oil painting demo - the finished piece!

           "Autumn Field" 30" x 40" oil on canvas -  please email me for purchase inquiries

Demo continued...
Step 6 – I add color to the mountains and fill out the grouping of trees.  I also make a lot of mental decisions about how I want the field to look when finished.

Step 7 – I start to add in layers of color to the field.  I make sure the colors are lighter, cooler, and the shapes simpler as they recede further back.  I also add details to the background trees.

Step 8 – I basically scuffle with the painting at this point – adding and subtracting detail, slashing and scraping for texture until I get the desired effect!  I decide at this point I need to add in additional directions of line to draw the viewer’s eye into the painting, then to the focal trees and around the painting.
Step 9 – Finished piece!
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  1. Wonderful demo, Jane. The colors are fabulous and I really like all the variation in your brush and knife work. Beautiful!

    1. Carol - I really appreciate you taking the time to comment! :)

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed the progress shots, Jane! Well done painting with great depth.