Friday, 29 February 2008

Work in Progress - Copper Jar Part 1

Well, now that I’ve got the Watercolour Jewels finished, its time to start on the one waiting in the wings. I will be working in acrylics for this one. I decided to paint my copper jar on one half sheet of 300lb cold press watercolour paper.

After sketching in the jar I coloured in the background using black, burnt sienna, gold and gray conté. I then glued on crushed white tissue paper using matte medium. The idea is to mimic a cave like texture in the background. The background worked up quickly but it is by no means finished.

1 comment:

Faye said...

Chris, already your painting is exciting. Your background is wonderful. I can hardly wait to see what you do with the foreground.