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Points to Consider:
- Buck’s painting is dry.
- He coated his canvas with a thin coat of Magic Clear and then wiped most of it off with a paper towel.
- Dome of light (1 Sap Green, 1 Yellow Ochre, 3 Titanium White.)
- It is helpful to turn the painting upside down to do the left side if you are right-handed. If you are left-handed it is helpful to turn it upside down to do the right side.
- Background Color (1 Yellow Ochre 1 Burnt Umber.)
- Yellow Ochre gives body to the paint.
- Buck uses Walnut Oil sometimes but Magic Clear works as well. We like it better because your paintings will remain bright over time. Walnut oil darkens over time.
- As he painted his background he used a softer brush and used more care.
- Buck added the lightest value to his brush before he zigzagged the two background colors together. He softly blended it out.
- The body of the jug is covered with Burnt Umber, thinned into a glaze. Buck’s strokes go in the direction of the jug.
- The darker color on the jug (5 Burnt Umber, 1 Yellow Ochre, 1 Titanium White.)
- Remember everything was dry before he added the paint.
- He wiped for form. He wiped harder to remove more paint in the lighter areas. This allowed more of the base color to show through.
- Highlighted color on the jug (1 Yellow Ochre, 1 Titanium White). Keep it on the top of the jug.
- Always be conscious of what is casting the light.
- The brighter light on highlight (8 Titanium White, 1 Yellow Ochre.)
- Handles (Alizarin Crimson). Applied thinly because of the oil on the canvas.
- Buck wiped some of the paint off slightly so it left something to blend into later.
- Highlights for jug handles (3 Titanium White, 1 Alizarin Crimson.)
- Keep in mind the direction the handles are going.
- Use the Badger Bristle Brush to dry brush to blend out the color.
- Adding light to the jug up high gives the idea of the jug bulging out towards the viewer. It also gives a feeling of age to the jug.
- Soften the handle that is farthest away.
- Table area (1 Yellow Ochre, 1 Burnt Umber.)
- Cast shadow from the jug- nothing too defined.
- Notice the angle of the shadow from the board.
- The shadows from the orange are stronger.
- The front edge of the board (2 Titanium White, 1 Burnt Umber.). You can always bring more light back in if you add too much dark.
- Oranges – Wipe the area out before you add the highlights. The color will go on better.
- Watch for consistency of the light direction.
- Add the paint to the oranges and then blend to get progressively lighter.
- Greenish color on oranges (2 Sap Green, 2 Yellow Ochre, 1 Titanium White.)
- Be careful not to lose the dark of your oranges.
- Try to have variety in the oranges.
- Dimple of orange (not sure what this is called) Sap Green
- Soften the edges of the jug so it gives the feeling of roundness.
- Remember not to lose the outline of the jug.
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Laurie & Dawn