A final look at the first project in Introduction to Oil Painting: White Object. On the right is the finished study, 5 x 7 inches. The total number of color passes are 2, using neutralized ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.
I’m starting with a brand new group of oil painters this Fall. Here’s their first lesson in creating a tonal underpainting for a classical study of a white object. We start the lessons using fairly monochromatic or colorless objects, to better see value and form, against a black background, which shows the contrast better. Notes … More Introduction to Oil Painting/1.1
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 … More White Object, Part 1 & II