This painting was once again done in my sweltering garage, in Texas. The dang fan just blew hot air, but I guess it is better than nothing.
I found this clear 5″ bottle at Hobby Lobby. I filled it with cooking oil and could hardly wait to start working on it. I am planning to do a few more of these.
The one regret I have, with this painting, is I did not pay attention to the dimensions, all it would have taken is a little measurement, that is all. I was too eager to get into the painting stage. It is only after I was done, and after a little break that I saw that the bottle was lopsided. Oh! well, live and learn.
I used Cadmium Yellow light, Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Cerulean Blue & Ultramarine Blue. This was done on a 5×7 panel and took 2 hours to complete.
1) I used the Artisan Paint thinner for this job. I did not pre-mix my paints. I painted thin and left the final fatty layers (using linseed medium) for the final few touches.
2) I started out by doing a value based underpainting, using Burnt Umber and white.
3) Once the underpainting was complete I slowly snuck colors, where needed into the painting. I love this approach very much and I will be pursuing this technique for a while.
4) I created my warm and cool blacks using Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue. I created the yellowish-green using Cerulean Blue and Cadmium Yellow light. I always kept my colors unsaturated using the blacks, I created, and white. Remember to leave the saturated colors for the very end when you need bright colors.