PAINTING DEMO 2: AUDUBON PARK BRIDGE

Thanks to my student Tommie Larsen for providing the good quality digital SLR images from which this demo presentation was extracted.

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I zoomed in and cropped around the painting in the rest of the photos of this demo and increased the contrast in the mid-tones so that the canvas would not be lost in the shadows. This causes the area around the canvas (including my arm occasionally) to be a bit washed out.

 

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First I make a rough sketch to work out the composition.

 

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The underpainting is applied for the trees.

 

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The underpainting is completed.

 

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The glancing sunlight light is painted onto the bridge leaving out the underpainting color for the shadows.

 

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The direct sunlight is painted onto the bridge. I use a number 12 flat brush loaded with paint, to state the raking trickly highlights that play across the aggregate in the cement.

 

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Darks, halftones and lights are added for the vines, and lights are added to the water.

 

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Halftones and lights are added to some of the foliage behind the bridge and patterns are painted in the water to represent the reflections of the bridge and foliage.

 

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Darks, halftones, and lights are painted in the foreground for the various ground cover.

 

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Halftones are painted for the background trees.

 

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Lights are painted for the background trees.

 

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Oh you wicked brush!

 

 

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Finished piece