Our Feature Artist for this month has very kindly completed a step by step demo of her latest painting for us. Thank you Jackie
JACKIE GRISLEY SWA-demonstration
I am currently exhibiting with a selected Members SWA show at Picturecraft Gallery in Norfolk. As I was painting for the show I thought it might be of interest for my blog to take pics at significant stages.
Pic 1 - I’ve completed a simple outline drawing
Pic 3 - my paint mix using naples yellow, French ultramarine blue, davy’s grey, burnt sienna, perylene violet and ultramarine violet.
Pic 4 - the sky is done. First I wet the paper and used naples yellow, then a very watered down French ultramarine blue to the lower parts which is hardly noticeable but granulated nicely. I mixed naples yellow and davys grey for around the castle and then added a tiny amount of burnt sienna to that mix. Then I strengthened the grey with perylene violet and ultramarine violet, got that down and then added French Ultramarine blue to darken that mix a little more and over painted once more, always leaving some of the original colours exposed. Then I left it to dry. I got a small run back to the right of the castle – I quite liked the way that happened.
Pic 8 – the loch water goes in leaving pale areas where the light from the sky breaks over the water
Pic 12 – The finished painting- CASTLE RUINS. I wanted this painting to have some tranquillity.