Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I painted from the Different Strokes from Different Folks image again. This time I decided to take a "different" approach with my underpainting. Here is a progress photo where you can see the contrasting underpainting I used. It almost looks patriotic at this point.

The finished painting is closer to the reality of the photo Karin provided. I wanted the bright sunlight areas to have a blinding feel from the white over blue. I am happy with how that effect came out.

10" x 8" Oil on mounted linen.


Pat Burns said...

You certainly achieved that 'blinding' light feeling that you describe. That was what impressed me most on the 'diff't strokes' site and sent me here to read the blog.

James said...

Thanks, Pat. The blue underpainting did the trick. Not saying I invented it, but it's something I haven't tried for that specific effect.