Sunday, January 11, 2015

Layering transparent colors

New still life where I used layers and layers of transparent paint.  I have always loved transparency even way, way back when I used an air brush to create colored screens and glass-like panels in imaginary landscapes.

This time I incorporated the techniques of glazing, sgraffito and painting negative shapes that Diane Culhane demonstrated in her online class, Table Top: Drawing and Painting.  For more about Diane Culhane, visit her website

For my still life I chose vases; here is the beginning phase:

Basic line work

An interim phase:


An the finished painting:

"Five Vases" :-)

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