Value layers

The last couple of classes, we’ve begun modeling with light and dark values added to the local color to create more depth. So far, I’ve worked on the red cloth with both light and dark and am currently working on the darker cloth. Most of the dark cloth is in shadow, so I won’t be adding much light.

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Weekend Studio Time Part Deux

Loki piece after “burning in” last night’s oil painting. (Gently heating the painted area & wax to bond the oil paint to the beeswax layer below.)

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Starting to develop the branch and the golden apple, but they still need work:

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Weekend Studio Time

Working on my encaustics today. The apple is a laser transfer, and I plan on painting the branch, leaves, and possibly highlights on the apple in oil paint.

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Did a laser jet transfer on the other one I’m working on, but I’m not sure I like the position. I think I’m gonna scrape the spider off and add one slightly bigger and a little more lower and left.

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“Loki and Idun’s Apple” at the end of the night:

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“Anansi” piece – spider resized & repositioned. I think this one looks much better:

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Local color layer begins!

The color on the skull needs to be a warmer white, but otherwise good so far. Still have to put local color on the back wall, pitcher, plate below the pitcher and darker background fabric. Then I can begin modeling the shadows with darker tones.

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