White Object, Part 1 & II

Just a recap from where we left off earlier: our first oil painting project with a limited palette: take a simple white object, have a strong light source on it, and create a tonal drawing:



Ground your canvas with a burnt sienna wash (include a light grid with vine charcoal):


We’re going to use a black to white grey scale to create the grisaille underpainting:



Here’s an example of CJ’s grisaille being painted over the burnt sienna ground:


and John and Georgina’s completed grisaille:


Next up is the first “color pass”: the first layer using the limited palette (we should do at least 2 or 3 color passes). Here is the full limited palette:


and the first color pass on my white object:


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