Thursday, April 21, 2011
a monet moment
Today I chose a warmer palette than Monet used. I started with cobalt blue, bright green, white, black and fuchsia (magenta). When I interpret artwork from one of the masters, I also print out the painting I am trying to capture, for reference. My aim is not to copy, but to capture the essence of the artist. My brushes today: #6 round, 1/2 inch flat wash or bright, and a 3/4 inch flat wash/bright. I used mostly the #6 round and 1/2 inch flat wash, using the larger brush just for the first background blocking in.
Step 1- I make a rough outline in cobalt thinned with a bit of water of the areas of the lily pads. This blocks in the placement for me.