Wet onto Dry Technique - Still Life
Weekend with and artist and a chef
September 25th-28th 2009 workshop: painting instruction
Wet onto dry- Still Life
Step 1: Have a solid drawing. Ideally you should have a value sketch done on a scaled piece of paper. This will be used throughout the painting process as a value reference for your painting.
Step 2: transfer that drawing to your canvas. Again, have a strong drawing; this will make your grisaille easy to apply.
Step 3: Grisaille- Using only thinner or turps and burnt umber do a monochromatic painting of your image. Allow to dry.
Step 4: First lean layer. Using thinner or turps and you oil paint, apply the first layer of color to your image.
Step 5: Continue to build your lean layers until your image has been rendered and there are several lean layers of paint on your canvas.
Step 6: Begin using your medium. Apply small amounts of medium to your brush and/or pigment, glazing colors over your image. Continue this process until image has been evenly glazed.
Step 7: Once you are satisfied with your painting and it has had time to dry, spray your painting with Karmar Varnish.
Mel’s Medium Mix
1 part darmar varnish
1 part solvent (thinner or turps)
1 part Stand Oil
*give it a good shake, make sure all of the oil and varnish are mixed into the solvent.