Still Life with Physics Book, oil on panel, 24X32"
Private collection: Dr. Karen Williams
I find it helps beginning students to separate the "painting" and "color" processes. This way, the student is not required to learn painting and color theory all in one go. Painting with white and a single neutral, the student is free to experience the painting process without the frustration of interacting hues. Once a competent pictorial space has been created, glazes of color may be applied. These glazes can deepen the existing values and sense of space as well as add color.
In this beginning stage, the subject is washed in with a diluted neutral pigment and work begins on the individual objects.
The completed grisaille