Saturday, February 02, 2019

Oil Painting of Cat - Time Lapse - Alla Prima Colour

This painting started as a demo for a workshop. You may be surprised at how I started this one, as I use a very colourful, transparent underpainting.

To get the drawing done quickly, using a grid over your photographic reference is helpful. There are a couple of apps available free to use for both IOS and Android. The two apps I use on my Iphone are Grid# and PaintingGrid.

Duplicate the grid on your painting support - I used a small brush and paint to lightly indicate the lines.

Once you start painting, do not be afraid to lose your drawing. To keep your edges varied, try and overshoot your shapes and then use negative painting to correct things. Paint in and out of shapes.

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