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Joseph Dawson

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Drawing and Dead Coloring - A time lapse video.

05/04/2019


For this painting I am using the “Indirect method”.

 

What does this mean? Well, first, the image is drawn out before getting into the “dead coloring”. At this stage, I want to get my values right in a general way. Once dry, I can then begin the “first painting” - after having established my palette beforehand (I like to use my own premixed colors in addition to what comes straight from the tubes) – I then move onto the second painting which requires that I paint over the previous work done in the initial stages. At this point, I begin to tighten up the details until I am satisfied.

 

The video shows only the first two stages of this process: the drawing stage and the “dead coloring”. I drew the image with NITRAM charcoal, applied a fixative and then varnished the canvass once more with transparent varnish and after having sanded it down, I covered the canvass in a thin wash of Raw umber before beginning. I used Lamp black, Titanium white and raw umber and although, strictly speaking, dead coloring is supposed to be monochrome, I did add a little Quinacridone Red to the cloth in order to cool it down a bit. I find a hint of color helpful. I painted in the background a little later on during the day. For that I used Cerulean blue, Raw umber and Titanium white.

 

When I it is finished, I will upload it both here and on my instagram account.

 

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Direct Painting - A time lapse video.

29/08/2019


For this painting I am using the “Direct method”.

 

What does this mean? My intention is to complete the painting in as few sittings as possible.  This particular painting was accomplished over two days.  

 

I blocked in the major shapes keeping the values and temperature as close as possible to my subject and when satisfied, left it to dry.  I then oiled out the canvass and proceeded to work in any refinements or details that needed taking care of until it was complete


When I it is finished, I will upload it both here and on my instagram account.

 

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Still life - A time lapse video.

29/08/2019


This is the “first pass” of a new still life painting I am working on. At this stage, I’m only concerned with blocking in the main colors and getting the values right. I had intended to paint the background but I am pretty pleased with how things are looking without having sketched in the table or the wall thus far. I might abstract it a bit – might create some nice contrast in the end.


Colours used: Titanium white (alkyd because it is fast drying though, you can mix the normal titanium white with marble powder to speed up its drying time), Raw Umber, Light Red, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre Light, Raw Umber and Lamp Black. .


When I it is finished, I will upload it both here and on my instagram account.


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