A monochromatic bronzed candlestick, a faded green silk tassel, and a pale blue nut. A wrinkled sheet of sturdy brown packing paper is used as backdrop.
A compositional grid is drawn for a preliminary graphite drawing:
Next, I place the forms within the grid.
…and complete the drawing below.
On a burnt sienna oil ground I block in an underpainting using burnt umber, in preparation for a limited palette oil painting.
With the first color pass, using cool/warm palette of burnt sienna and ultramarine blue: