I started with a pencil drawing transferred to the panel. Then I sprayed it with a fixative so I would not loose the drawing. This way I could wash in the background and still see the guidelines of the drawing. After laying down a raw sienna/burnt sienna mix of paint I can pick out the lines using this paper charcoal blender.
With the basic tones blocked in I am very impatient to get to the color.
If I add color immediately I have to be careful not to pick up the under painting.
Using Liquin the thin paint drys fairly fast.... good thing for impatient daily painters like me.
Peaches in a Brass Bowl Study
original by Peter Yesis
oil on masonite
My color is rather muted in this study. I originally thought it would end up much more intense.... that's why I called it a study...it sounds better than Peaches in a Brass Bowl Mistake. I still like it though. My favorite inch of the painting... the fuzz on the half hidden peach in the front. I think it is rather amusing that I may not like anything in a painting except for 1 square inch.... And that I could find so much enjoyment in that 1 square inch. I'm just simple I guess.