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Friday, November 25, 2011

ALPINA - Oil Painting Demo

Oil Painting Lessons/Demos
by Beatriz Socorro
Contemporary Art



Oil Painting on Canvas by Beatriz Socorro - 30 x 40 cm - Alpina

As I have mentioned before, some of the photos vary in color, depending on the time of day or whether I have photographed them indoors or outdoors. The true colors are the ones you can see on the above photo (the finished painting).

If this is your first visit, please go to OIL PAINTING LESSONS and read: "Art Notes" and "Oil Painting Tips" and be sure to read through at least the first 3 demos (preferably the first six).

There is information in the previous demos that I don´t repeat in the subsequent demos.

This is the photo I used as a model for this painting:



Photo by Beatriz Socorro - Alpina

STEP 1

First, fill in the background. Once that is done, I prefer to allow it to dry to the touch before I fill in the flower and the leaves. If you´re not a sloppy as me, you can try to fill all of them in this step.

Background: On your palette mix three different shades of :
Cadmium Yellow Deep + Light Yellow + White

Notice that, in the background, I apply the darker shades at the bottom (below the leaves).

Flower: Grumbacher Red + Carmin + Light Yellow

Leaves:  Emerald Green + Lemon Yellow + a pinch of  White

The colors you mix should look like the color on the uppermost photo (the finished painting). Use that photo as reference when mixing your colors.


Oil Painting Lesson/Demo - STEP 1
ALLOW TO DRY WELL BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE NEXT STEP.

STEP 2

Flower Highlights: Grumbacher Red + Carmin + White.
Flower Shadows:  Grumbacher Red + Carmin.

Leaves Highlights: Use a lighter shade of Emerald Green + Lemon Yellow (notice that this time you don´t add White)
Leaves Shadows: Emerald Green + Lemon Yellow (no White)

In the following photo, the bottom petals on the flower show how the paint is applied before it is scrumbled.

The top petals show how it should  look after being scrumbled.

Do the same with the leaves.


Oil Painting Lesson/Demo - STEP 2a


Oil Painting Lesson/Demo STEP 2b

Once you have added all the highlights and shadows where needed, allow to dry well.

STEP 3

Using the same color mixture that you used for the flower in Step 1, make a glaze and glaze  the entire flower.

Congratulations you´re done!

I hope you enjoyed it!! God Bless!!

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