Friday, January 1, 2010

Tomatillos...

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"Tomatillos"
Oil on board
9 x 12 in

I am posting the process of this painting, I started right off the back with a dry brush no charcoal for the drawing stage.  Then as you can see I just started to apply the dead coloring stage with no medium, just to get the correct Hue, Value and Chroma.

I went pretty far with the dead coloring, but had so much fun with it.  Once I got the modeling right with the Tomatillos I then moved onto the background treating it the same way with no medium.

This was the end of the first session I had with this painting, I got pretty far on the first day.  It was fun playing with the lost and found edges, I kind a think of it as hard and soft lines when you do a gesture drawing.  Once I had the background in I was able to play with the edges on the Tomatillos and the background make it soft in some areas and hard in others.

This is the final result,  I hope you enjoyed!

11 comments:

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi again Jonathan!... Back to let you know that "I" have lefty "You" a tip re: the frigid paint query in the comment section of my blog.... Hope it is of use !

Thanks for linking to my site. Look forward to sharing I&I (Images and Ideas) in the future!
Cheers!
Bruce

billspaintingmn said...

This is interesting Johnathan!
Showing your procedure to get your results is helpful to me, thank you.
I've growen ground cherries in the garden that
look something like these, only smaller.

Jonathan Aller said...

Thank you Bill I appreciate it!

Judy P. said...

Beautiful painting! It really helps my starts to see how your begin your work, but I'm blown away by how on target your modeling is from the outset!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the educative step by step demo. Love your paintings here in your blog...
and ... thanks for visiting my blog. - s.gonzalez

Jonathan Aller said...

Judy: Thank you very much for your kind words, Im gonna start posting more painting in this fashion.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Jonathan!... Great demo..Great painting... Great having "You" as anew Friend/Follower!!!

"I" left "You" a comment on my blog site re: the use of Carlson's "Bible". Good "talkin" with "You"!

Bruce

SEILER said...

Awesome man!!!

Jonathan Aller said...

Thank you Jason!

大丈夫 said...

任何你憂慮的事,你都應該去採取一點行動,不要只是在那邊想..................................................

Theresa Rankin said...

I love the quiet beauty of this piece and the portraits are fantastic!!