6 x 8 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
I started with dry brush as usual with no medium, then I started to lay in the colors within the turnips going from dark to light making sure the form was turning before getting committed with details. The colors I used were quinacridone magenta, ivory black and titanium white.
Then I just stated the background and base colors, I used burnt umber and ivory black for this stage.
After the background was stated I started putting in the mid tones through out the whole painting.
I then started playing with the texture of the wood and also within the turnips.
This is the final painting, not my favorite but I have to show it. I was going for a quick and real loose painting, I think achieved the looseness but I do not think I achieved the quality that I wanted to. As you can tell its not the technique I am comfortable with but I really love the loose and broad strokes that I see in paintings and respect it. I think its good to try new techniques in order to develop yourself as an artist, even though it means to produce not so great paintings. I hope you somewhat enjoyed this one!