Saturday, April 10, 2010

Crayons, Marbles and String


I had tried painting marbles before with limited success. I think it just takes some observing. In this painting I returned to my favorite color crayons and added the marbles and a long piece of string. I used automobile detailing tape that was 1/8 inch wide to mask off the string and then masking fluid to mask off all the crayons and marbles. I then proceeded to put a blue wash over the entire paper. After removing the tape and masking fluid, I masked off the reflections on the marbles and the light on the crayons. Finally, I started painting crayons and marbles adding numerous glazes to get the colors the right value and intensity. I removed the masking fluid from the marbles and crayons and spent several hours adding and darkening shadows. I may have overworked this a bit, but I am happy with the results.

4 comments:

Alex Zonis said...

Oh, good to see a new painting! I love your marbles - they are shiny. The white highlights are very well placed. The string is a nice touch, I love its shadow. Beautiful still life altogether!

Terry Banderas said...

The colors are great in your painting. Subject is good also. Marbles are tough. You did well. Hope you are doing well.

Krista Hasson said...

This is wonderful, I love the vibrant colors

Carrie H. said...

I hope you had the opportunity to go to Brookings last month for Steven Quiller. Great little painting Tim.