For Liz, one of my previous students, who wrote, "Please help. I haven't painted in a long while and I can't remember how we started a still life....."
|The initial lay-in.|
|The mass tones.|
|The modeling stage.|
This takes the longest. Don't rush through it. Work your shapes, colors and values. Work your edges and background. Finalize the foreground. When you are pleased, put it aside to dry.
The finishing stage.
Mock Orange Blossoms, 11x14, oil
There you are, Liz. Hope this helps. The main thing is to work deliberately and correctly each step of the way. Don't worry about copying the reference exactly as it is - make this your painting. Happy painting. Send me a picture when you are finished.
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Happy painting, everyone. And Happy 4th of July!
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