Fresh Bread Provence – A Short Video Demo
Fresh Bread Provence | 12×16 inches | Oil on Canvas
• Fresh bread glistening and warm, the centerpiece of an perfect breakfast in Saint Remy de Provence. Savoring a gorgeous June morning with these treats, large cups of cafe au lait and hours of conversation is a wonderful time to remember.
0:10 – Pencil drawing on primed canvas. I make it smudge free with a light spray of retouch varnish.
0:14 – Tone the with a mixture of yellow ochre and viridian thinned with medium. The tone is brushed on and spread with a paper towel.
0:20 – Blocking in the dark areas using primarily raw umber
0:30 – Blocking in the middle tones leaving the highlight areas white.
The middle tones will remain a little darker than the final. This gives me room to play with the values and as I refine the painting.
0:36 – Refining through blending middle tones, deepening the shadows, adding details, and laying some highlights.
Note that the highlights at this stage are not pure white. I only use pure – or close to pure – white as my final strokes.
0:40 – Final refinement of details, edges and highlights.
M Graham Walnut Oil Paints
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Transparent Red Oxide
Titanium White (quick drying)
Fresh Bread Provence
Oil on Canvas