"Blue Punt" 10"x 12" O/C
This painting was executed on a piece of 10"x 12" Masonite board. The surface was first prepared by coating the surface with three coats of gesso. A final coat of acrylic paint in a number five grey value (approximate) was applied after the third coat of gesso had dried.
After the grey paint had dried, I proceeded to do the drawing (3B graphite pencil) of the bigger shapes in the lay in. Once I was satisfied with the drawing and layout, I proceed to apply a wash of medium over the graphite to establish my light source and shadows. The wash also dilutes the graphite and enables the paint to be applied over it. If the rule, ' a stroke laid is a stroke stayed', is applied, the loose graphite should not be picked up and spread around, making the paint appear dirty.
The colours for this painting were, Ultramarine blue, Alizarin, Cadmium red, Cadmium yellow med., Lemon yellow, Cerulean blue, Raw Sienna and Titanium white. I also added Sap green later. The medium was odourless mineral spirits.