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Summer Divertimento X - viii.viii.xi

ArtRage Studio Pro / Wacom Tablet

Thick Gloss Oil Brush


Today, I wanted to give this still life a dark and sombre color sense with rich dark color. I began by blocking in the whole composition with black and very dark umber for the underpainting. Untouched remnants of that stage show through in the ochre pitcher and the mirror.


I began infusing color directly into the wet dark ground which had a strong graying effect on the fresh color added on top.


Painting was completed in about 6 hours.

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Taken on August 8, 2011