22 October 2019 Green Painting
Updated: Oct 24, 2019
Put the first layer down, sap green(colour).
MIXED 50/50 paint and linseed oil
One half was pure paint
Another half was mixed with titanium white paint
It was done to create a gradient easier
After transferring paint onto the canvas I have faced a couple of limitations:
1. Because sap green was a very transparent paint, in the areas where the paint wasn't premixed with white, it left white patches(canvas was visible).
2. Couldn't get rid of the brash marks(from the paintbrush) over a brush mark that was primed on the canvas already.
In the end, I have decided to wipe off as much paint as I possibly could, by damping a piece of cloth in turpentine. HOWEVER
It covered the brush mark perfectly and actually made it do what I intended it to
--> lay on top of the painting(foreground), hence playing with the viewer's perception of layers.
Paint Colour Mixing Process for GREEN:
- Chrome Yellow HUE (WInsor and Newton)
- Sap Green ( Winsor and Newton)
-Titanium White (seawhite)
Chrome Yellow +Ivory Black +Titanium White
Mix until the colour is right
Add Sap Green to get the darker shade of green(if the colour doesn't feel right, take a little bit of and mix on the side, that way you won't ruin the whole batch)
Add Chrome Yeallow to get lighter green
Think about a contrasting colour... RED
Scarlet Red(winsor and newton) - didn't choose
Alizarin Crimson (Spectrum)
chrimson red + Alizarin - mix together to have a base
Alizarin - Add as over layer to add the depth