Fresh Bread Provence

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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.

DEMO NOTES: 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.

Palette: M Graham Walnut Oil Paints Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Red Cadmium Yellow Deep Cadmium Orange Yellow Ochre Transparent Red Oxide Veridian Ultrmarine Blue Titanium White (quick drying) Ivory Black Fresh Bread Provence 12×16 inches Oil on Canvas          
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