Saturday, July 26, 2014
Trademark of Spring, Part 4
In this session Jerry shows how to begin the highlighting process on the large Oak tree and use of the #6 bristle brush to begin blocking in the red flowers and Blue Bonnets as well as painting in the small rocks along the edges of the road. Jerry paints in the cast shadow from the tree. Special emphasis on proper brush angle to create close-up Blue Bonnets as well as rough sketch of the fence and house in background.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Biloxi Shrimpers, Part 1
In episode one of this painting, Jerry discusses the differences between a gallery wrap and the traditional canvas as he begins the composition of a boat dock with a shrimp boat, reflections in the water and a pelican on the piering. The first step is to begin the background on a gray canvas with red and alizarin crimson to create a warm base. Then he blends in turquoise deep and ultramarine blue to create a hazy early morning effect. Jerry continues with the turquoise deep and ultramarine blue combination and using small 'banana strokes' paints the underpainting for the water. The final step for this episode is the painting of the first level of grays for the distant look of objects, all the while being cognizant of his negative space.