Step By Step Demonstrations
'Boats at Runswick Bay'
As I mentioned
on my blog in November 2005, I was asked by 'The
Artist' magazine to write an article, for the December
Step-by-Step demonstration of some Boats at Runswick Bay is included
in the article.
A 12”x10” board
under painted with a varied wash of Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna
has been used, and the composition accurately drawn out using a
start has been made ‘blocking in’ the darks and mid-tones into the
boat shapes. At this stage an accurate rendering of colour and detail
is not necessary, but tonally the painting must be fairly accurate.
The colours used for this step were, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Cerulean
Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. I always use Alkyd Titanium
White, which speeds up the drying time of my paintings. A small
amount of white is used in most mixes, and subsequently, the painting
will almost always be dry within 24 hours
in’ process has continued using the same colours, with the addition
of a little Viridian to the sea and foliage mixes. Still, no detail
has been developed at this stage, but approximately half the board
has been covered.
overall ‘blocking in’ continues, my attention has returned to the
boats. They are the focus of this painting, and I felt that it was
time to begin detailing them further and adding some highlights.
has now been completed by developing the beach and foliage areas,
and adding all the final details and highlights. Indian Yellow,
for the foliage areas, was the only additional colour used during
this step . The painting tookhours to complete and was painted in
one sitting. Paint was applied as from the tube, (no turpentine
or painting medium was used. Turpentine was only used for brush
at Runswick Bay
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