- JugOranges Part 1 photos
- Closing Comments
- Even though Buck covers the canvas, the influence of the canvas shows through.
- Keep the form in mind. Follow the shape of the object.
- He adds a little of the lightest color on his fan brush.
- Buck starts blending in the dark.
- Gently blend out the zigzag. He uses just 1/2 of the Fan Brush, with the softest touch.
- Paint like a blind man would feel.
- Hake Brush (Bunny Brush) is a great brush for blending.
- Buck is wiping his brush as he picks paint up while blending the jug.
- Wipe away where the lights will go.
Light – 1 Alizarin Crimson, 1 Titanium White
Little more white for highlight
Highlight on right handle 1 Alizarin Crimson, 2 Titanium White
- Cadmium Orange can be substituted with equal parts Cadmium Yellow and Permanent Red.
- He uses the same color to create all the oranges at once so he doesn’t have to wipe the brush
- Best to dry brush but if you need you can add a touch of Magic Clear
- Fill in the oranges then zig-zag a little Burnt Sienna on Brush
- Keep the brush at a right angle to the line. Change brush direction as you go around the orange.
- Buck touches the paper towel with his brush so he removes a little bit of paint but to show him the condition of the brush. Is it loaded properly? Is it flat? Is it fluffy?
- Wipe oranges where highlights will go. Keep in mind the upper-left light direction. No need to go down to pink layer. Just remove some paint so the next layer goes on easier.
- Highlights are added in a circular motion
- Shadow is softer in appearance the further away from the object casting the shadow.
Wall and Face of the block- 1 Burnt Umber, 1 Titanium White
Table Top & Top of Block- 1 Burnt Umber, 1 Titanium White
In between Oranges- 3 Titanium White, 1 Burnt Umber
Top of Block – 3 Titanium White, 1 Burnt Umber
Jug Shadow – Burnt Umber
End of Block – Burnt Umber
Shadow of oranges – Burnt Umber
Block Shadow – Burnt Umber – blended into table color.
- Remember when two round objects touch each other you will see through the space.
- Use Burnt Umber to separate the block from the table.
- Dry brush to zig-zag shadow. Don’t blend much. You just want to soften.
- As the lines meet the edge of the canvas, soften so they go behind the frame.
- Be sure to taper the edge of the block.
Some find it helpful to print out the PDF with the photos before you start. Others find it helpful to open it on a device. Either way works. It really just depends on what you prefer. The photos on the pdf are a bit fuzzy. Sorry about that. It was the best we could do with the quality of the zoom recording.
If you have any questions or need help along the way, please reach out to us. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.
Laurie & Dawn