Monday, April 30, 2012

Flemish Technique: The Dead Layer

Here is the dead layer of the cloth and jar painting from my last post.  I enjoyed painting this layers quite a bit.  I also learned an unbelievable amount while doing it. Being tha this is my first attempt, I think my next attempts will be better.  I did leave quite a bit of the umber layer peeking through is some spots (not sure if this is right or not, but it seemed right at the time).  I am particularly happy with how the grapes turned out.  They are fake and are really dark. I was worried that I would not be able to get the roundess of them, but I think I did an okay job.  Next step: color (in about a month or so). 

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