November 30, 2007

painting demo - "Almonds"

Throughout art history painters have used the technology of the day to create art. Vermeer had the camera obscura, Rockwell used hundreds of photographs to compose a single painting, etc. The photo-realists took this to a new level in the 70's. As I mentioned in the "Pacific Cod" blog, I find the use of a laptop near my easel invaluable. This is how I utilize it in my work:
First I coat the panel with umber and pull up the forms with a rag:

I next rough in the darks:

establish the highlights:

Final detail:

là vous l'avez - Almonds!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous demonstration!
Very enjoyable to see your process!

Oden said...

Thanks for this post. I also use my laptop