Okay - so, you remember the apple?
Of course you do - It must seem that you have seen at least a squillion glazes of apple over the last few weeks!
Well, I am still waiting for the under layers of the apple to dry fully, before I begin adding the final glazes, so it might be a while before you see it all finished.... :0)
Meanwhile, I thought I'd show you the second layer of the Olives...
(You can see the first layer here)
I actually completed this painting quite a while ago - This one was quite simple. But I may as well show you how I went about it because there is just one further layer and one glaze left to show you...
Hmm... Who said 'Phew'??? Was that you???
By the way - there are actually only two olives in the glass.
It fascinates me how all of the distortions and retracted light, give the illusion that there are four!
Anyway, very quickly there where none, because I ate them as soon as I'd finished! Yum! :0P
Changing the subject a little - As you know, Bear number 7 is now officially a work in progress - Hurrah!! :0)
You remember my last post, where I showed you the initial line drawing, which I had mapped out on the back of some old wallpaper?
Well, the next step was to trace that large drawing, so I can easily transfer it to my canvas, without having to draw it all over again...
I use Waitrose greaseproof paper for this task.
It is white, but transparent enough to see quite clearly what's underneath. And the best thing is, it comes in a 20 metre roll and costs just £1.48... That is far cheaper than actual Tracing Paper!
So, the next step is to go over the initial line drawing underneath in charcoal, to map out my tonal values.
The varying degrees of darks and lights will help to create the depth needed in various areas - particularly between the back of the books and the curtain behind.
It will also help to divert the eye to the bear, which should be the main focal point :0)
Hopefully you've got the theme by now...?
I can't wait to start on those wonderful old art books with the gold lettering. That's what I most enjoyed when I painted Sherlock :0)
Anyway - I wonder what's on your easel right now?
Toodle-Pip for now!