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Here is how I got the finished artichoke head...
1. draw meticulous drawing - adjust drawing a little so it looks nice as composition!
2. put the kettle on
3. make tea sit down and sigh
|first coat of greens on leaf|
|mixes of green gold, sap green,permanent rose and dioxzine purple|
|you can see from this shot I have got yellow base |
layers and the green layers with a base of permanent rose
for the flower tips
This is time consuming work and while I love painting I don't love the slow progress you get with these paintings. Another cup of tea I think!
Moving on to the interesting part the flower head.
First pick a place to start and know that you should finish it completely before moving on. layers of sap green were laid in first then green gold over that went permanent rose and then dioxizine purple. All layers were left to dry first before the next.
The very darks have indigo mixed into purple and green. OK while that's drying lets do the stem - working pale washes of sap green and cerulean blue let each stroke dry to get the stripes down the stem. Then repeat a few times more to get the density but don't darken the washes it doesn't help.
You want nice clean even layers.
in the lighter areas apply some thin green gold and in the shadows apply sap green, cerulean blue and purple. leave to dry.
Back to flower head - continue to paint each petal separately
Water droplets for most part these have no colour of their own so I start with shadows then if necessary add a light was of local colour from the plant.