Practice vs Product
Getting back into oils, trying to exercise specific skills rather than completing work. This one had two aims:
- Mix for correct tone (less concerned about hue).
- Work in a painterly manner; no blending allowed.
Toned canvas panel, sketch in burnt umber with turps.
I have more than one set of oils. I can’t afford to use “Gucci” paint all the time, so for practice pieces I have honking big 200ml tubes of Pebeo XL.
I favour a limited palette: a slight variation on the Draw Mix Paint (alternative) palette, so a mix of alizarin crimson and cadmium light red hue, primary cadmium yellow hue, ultramarine blue, titanium white, burnt umber.
Criticisms: shadow’s too dark, pear’s a little flat, could not get the correct hue for green/blue shadow areas at the left of the pear; on the positive side: the tones are OK, no blending.