Having the panel pre-coated with a dark background made blocking in the lighter tones a breeze. The board was one of the paintings I mess up last month. It probably would be a great idea to make a bunch of these pre-toned boards. Of course that means I would have to think ahead..... you and I both know that's going to happen.
I knew in the beginning that values were going to be the key to success with this painting. I am only using 3 colors at this point. Raw Sienna, Titanium White and Utra-Marine Blue. Go to (Paul Foxton's web page) to witness how to really do this.
I started to sharpen the cup and the highlights
finished except for warming up the background.
SOLDThe last thing I did was put a warm glaze over the background to tie the shadows together and to warm up the surface of the white pitcher. This painting was a joy to do. I find it amazing how far ony a few colors can take you.