Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Progress with Vegas




Today I started to work on the underpainting, this is what I have so far. When I have the underpainting finished, I'll scan it in, it'll be much more clear than this photo.

9 Comments:

Blogger G R I G O R said...

so far so good!! now usually i would do the under painting just for the sake of drawing- i hate to waste time having to re render things (not that your wasting time- what works for you is just that!)
- so basically a umber under painting SIMPLIFIED- then i go in with opaque paint- the method that u are incorporating, to me seems sum thing more to the extent of say... the beginnings of a glazing technique-
now when it comes to color keep it UNIFIED! bahhhhh - what do i kno =P you kno what yer doing-

7:07 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Looking awesome, Jason! When adding colour, will you pre-mix your colours and values to match your underpainting, or mix as you go?

8:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Grigor,
Sometimes I just do a raw umber underpainting, just using turps, I just felt like doing it this way this time. For me, I'm not wasting time, this first stage doesn't take me that long to do, when I get to the next stage, the painting will be 70% finished, the colors and values will of course be unified, or I should say have harmony. We still need to get together some time, I'd love to watch you paint, I could learn a thing or two from you on oil painting!

And yes Marco, I will pre mix , and make sure that my colors match the correct value, I also mix as I go, if that makes sense. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm still learning, I enjoy learning and I enjoy a challenge.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Looking nice! My sister is getting married next year, and I'm planning a similar kind of thing.

I've never used oils, do you use the same underpainting technique when you work in acrylics? What colour do you use for the underpainting?

3:55 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thanks Dan. No, I don't do an underpainting with acrylics. I thin my colors down and paint with them very transparent, almost like using watercolor. Then as I paint I start to build it up until it becomes opaque. There are times I have with a thin wash of acrylic painted a layer of red or red-orange over the entire surface, and then began painting over that. That warmth will show through to en extent.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Great. Thanks for the advice! Looking forward to seeing this painting progress.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Fred Harper said...

Have you tried red iron oxide? I've only used it a few times, but they've all been really nice. Golden was the brand I used. It isn't opaque at all, you can slop it right on the surface out of the tube if you wanted. But it warms any surface up.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Judy Virostek said...

...jason, thanks for showing us the stages of this painting....appreciate your sharing.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thank you Judy, I'm learning new things too! :)

6:03 PM  

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