Tuesday, May 22, 2007
baseball #2 (underpainting)
I did this under painting of a "Baseball" in a small box using only raw umber and ultramarine blue oil paint. The light is the white of the gessoed wood panel. I simply thinned the paint with gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) and laid it on almost like I would a watercolor, preserving the lights.
This is another study of items I've been placing in a small box for the purpose of capturing dramatic light. The objects seem to emerge from the darkness within the box if I light them correctly. I hope I can keep this spirit when I add color.