The paintings of Oklahoma artist, Ann Buckner Krug
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Tea Party In Progress
This is the progress on the painting this morning. One good thing about looking at a photo of the painting one can see what looks out of kilter, such as her left eye. It has to be lowered. My plan is to lift out enough to reshape it before going further with the facial skin tones. Happily, cobalt blue lifts pretty easy, not true though with the reds in the skin tones used in the white of the eye.
I've been wetting the surface of the skin first, letting it soak in, letting it dry until the sheen of the wet water is gone, then dropping in more water and paint. I read about this method on Susan Tustain-Harrison's website/blog.
My palette to this point is cobalt turquoise, viridian, cobalt blue, deep scarlet, perinone orange, perm. rose, yellow ochre, azo yellow and transparent brown oxide.