1/9/08

Shadow and Light 5" x 5"


Shadow and Light (to be titled later)

This dark and light piece will be one of my entries into the "Shadow & Light" show this coming Spring at Pittock Mansion. I first set out to paint a color study on oranges, but as one might wonder "how dark can orange get?" Well, to be perfectly honest, I don't know. Probably not very dark, maybe a value of a 4 on the value scale. Hmmm. But, as I picked out my orange values and colors on the color wheel, and selected an image to work from, my "orange" intension went out the window! Ha! Window!
Anyway, this image fits well into the "Shadow & Light" prospectus theme. Below is a progress of the image.


First, my sketch.


An underpainting of Createx paint Deep Blue and a little dab of green on the plant.


The fancy love seat painted with dark burgundys and intense reds.


The walls/bookcase, details, checking values (lightened up the chair, illuminating the room more.)


The finished piece! A few adjustments are needed around the window area, but for now, this is it!

3 comments:

PAFord Pastelist said...

Great WIP Brenda! Thank you so much. It's so wonderful to see how a fabulous artist does her process!!

Paula

Cindy said...

Wonderful Brenda....I love your wip's...I actually look forward to seeing how your pieces come together.

Chris O'Byrne said...

Thank you for sharing the process with us. I love your work and I love your media... so rich!