Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Mama's Pride, Part 2
Having completed the background painting Jerry begins the highlighting process starting with the orange detail on the head. Next the body hairs are applied using the dry brush blending technique to the body by highlighting on the right side and following the contour of the body to create softness and roundness with each stroke. Next the baby is blocked in and detailed highlights are added with the understanding that the final step of adding the falling snow and wintry wind eliminates the need for great detail that might be normally be required. The painting is completed by adding the final snow and shadow highlights completing the wintry effect.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Rose, Part 1
(12x16 Acrylic Smooth Texture) Jerry starts with a grayed under painted canvas that is cured for at least an hour. After studying several roses, he begins by modeling in a dark background that must dry for at least an hour. Next, the rose is sketched in using a white charcoal pencil, and then crimson is used to shape the rose using a chisel edge brush. Then - using the same brush - the green leaves are added. Starting at the center of the flower, the petals are then pulled in with quick decisive strokes, building a road map for the petals and shape of the rose. The session is completed by refining the petals using alternating light and dark mixtures.