Here's the wipe out method again in a little different form. I use a charcoal blending stub to draw or wipe away the darks. I should try and get a picture of me doing that.
Here I am adding the half-tones. I also like putting the highlights in first. It's my way of telling myself "Nothing else will get this light". So now I have my darks and highlights. Everything else falls in between.
Here is a great shot of my shadow box. I have been getting so much use from this thing. Sometimes the best painting tools are the cheapest. Look how much the purple flower in the background has moved since I began. It must be the music I have on, bringing it to life.
oil on masonite
Well here they are, the last flowers from our summer garden. I forgot what the blue flowers are called and I have no idea what those purple things are, but my favorite marigolds are still looking pretty good. We haven't had a frost yet, but that could come anytime now. I guess pumpkins and yellow leaves are next on the list to paint.
This one was so much fun to paint. I had Beethovan's Pastoral Symphony playing in the background. A perfect piece for painting flowers.