doing a turner 2


remember this post? well i finally dared to give it a try – i transferred the photo to a large canvas, traced the important parts and… then under painted in white, pale yellow, bright red and a grey i got by mixing alizian crimson, ultramarine blue, viridian green and titanium white:

Celna 1

i did a lot of blotting with a rag, to get rid of the brush strokes.

Celna 2

i let it dry out and then i added some more bright red and yellow and painted in the foreground in payne’s gray. again i did a lot of blotting with a rag. i really liked the almost three dimensional effect i got from the foreground against the background. it reminds me a lot of some background/foreground work done by Disney Studios.


doing a turner


a friend of mine was gracious enough to allow me to use one of his photographs as a stock photo for an oil painting.

the image is breathtaking, and i knew right away when i saw it that i wanted to try transferring it to canvas.

it will demand that i ‘do a turner ’ – i.e work with a white/yellow/light grey under painting and then add details in layer upon layer using glazes (lots of medium mixed with not so much paint). here is the original photo:

Cloud Painted Sky Over Cenla_©rObMYKOFF(2012)_0804

i have no idea if i will succeed, but i do hope so.

i like the idea of “using watercolor technique with oil paints” as it gives me more leeway in terms of correcting mistakes as i go.