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Monday, September 08, 2008

The Zorn Palette

And here's the Anders Zorn Palette:
(Click on image for bigger printable version)

The final painting.

Although really far from the original, I don't think its too bad for a three hour job. :)

Oil on canvas panel. 36 x 24" .

Also on Sunday, I worked on my entry to the Anders Zorn Master of the Month (MOM) thread on Wet Canvas.

Although I used the Zorn palette, I found this painting "Woman Dressing" to have more yellow and Green than the usual colors he used. So I added in a bit of Chrome Yellow plus Sap Green .
This was done in about three hours. The reference image was a small Jpeg I got from
Final version:

Stage Three: Color lay in

stage II : block in

Stage  I : Sketch in with brush. This was an old canvas, which I had aborted, then re-applied a white wash, then covered it with a ground of burnt sienna, and alizarin crimson.
Canvas panel: 36 x 24"

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Red Peppers

Sunday, and I got these lovely red peppers. 

I first did the canvas panel version, before trying out a rough paper version.

Actually, I liked the rough paper version better than the canvas one.

Oil on Canvas and paper. Roughly 8 x 10 " 

The one on the right is the paper sketch.

The two versions seen side by side

 The paper version:

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Mug and Carrots

Ah, the luxury of being able to paint DAILY!!!!  

Hope I can experience that soon. :)

Today was a holiday here in India. The famous Elephant God festival. Ganesh Chaturthi. So, took my time setting this up and painting it. Normally I paint before I go to work. So I hurry through things.

Carrots can be quite luminous. I pulled these carrots outa the fridge. They were a few days old. If you can get the reddish variety of carrots , paint them in the sunlight. The luminous orange is fantastic.

Remember, when painting metallic objects that reflect the surroundings, the metal takes on the color, in most cases, of the background. So if you are painting metal make it a point to have some the metallic color on the metal, in the background.

This is 8 x 10" , Oil on Canvas. Done in an hour and a half.