Friday, October 7, 2011
This is the underpainting for a landscape that I started in my weekly class. Our instructor has us use transparent oil color to sketch in our study and values.
I watched the movie "Julie and Julia" last week. Its about a young woman who decides to cook all of the recipes in Julia Child's cook book in one year. It gave me the notion that I want to paint my way through a book. I have Kevin MacPherson's book, "Fill your Oil Paintings with Light & Color". He gives steps for how he first blocks in his paintings and then discusses his finished paintings.
Julie Ford Oliver has been painting and posting a series that she calls Painting the Masters. She stated that she has learned a lot from studying and copying the works of various artists.
That's what I hope to gain by copying some of MacPherson's works. So this is my first attempt to paint from his book. His painting is called "Full Moon Rising".
12 inch X 16 inch oil on stretched canvas