Dear Friends and Painters,
For those of you that find art a mystery…here is something in the oil painting world that is an artists secret. Paint on a pre-colored canvas using bright colors for your base.
I had noticed when visiting other oil studios that often canvases were pre-painted with a single hue. Please join me in this weeks class on a step by step journey through this fantastic process.
The effect is subtle to strong depending on the thickness of your paint. The under-color glows through bringing a pulsing life to the art.
Tip…Get the Paint out. Pre-mixing a variety of color will give you options you might not have thought of
if you only have a few colors on the palette.
Use a solvent like OMS (Orderless Mineral Spirits) or Gamblin’s’ Neo-Megalip
to create a thin color so the red still shows through slightly.
Blues and greens on top of the opposite color red-orange create a neutralizing of the canvas color.
Let your brush strokes be part of your art.
It is amazing to me that this works! Give it a try if you feel inclined.
It is exciting to see the finished painting emerge from a red-orange field!
I hope you can come and join me for an exhibit of these oils and all of my new 2013 watercolors
starting Thursday, December 5th – Saturday the 7th.10 am -5pm each day. It is also our annual sale!
We will be looking for you!
Love Jody and all the staff at the Bergsma Warehouse and showroom.
Raven Watch…Miniature painting.