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id-art
05-21-2009, 07:26 PM
Step 1: Transfer to the 12x12" canvas. Outline in black and establish darkest darks.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2009/54863-huckleberry-outline-s.jpg


Step 2: Wash in with grayed color.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2009/54863-huckleberry-washin-s.jpg

id-art
05-22-2009, 06:21 PM
Two more steps:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2009/54863-huckleberry-5-s.jpg



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2009/54863-huckleberry-6-s.jpg

mrs willow
05-22-2009, 07:35 PM
What a great finish!A lovely subject and an equally lovely composition.
I like how you have the background colours and textures contrasting with your subject. I also thoroughly enjoyed seeing the progress and studying initial (gessoed?)textures you have in the background....Your photographs are excellent ...very clear.Thank you!:wave:

id-art
05-22-2009, 07:51 PM
Sandra - Thanks for the great remarks! That gesso texture has marble dust added to it, spread over the canvas with a palette knife and then texture by vigorous brushing with the tip of a 1" China bristle throw-away brush. I've been taking these outdoors in open shade.

arl
05-23-2009, 09:42 AM
Wonderful work and thanks for sharing your process.

LavenderFrost
05-23-2009, 11:47 AM
Good work!

id-art
05-23-2009, 12:25 PM
Thanks Arlene and Michelle.

Mz_Sketch_Pad
05-23-2009, 01:18 PM
lovely

Charlie's Mum
05-23-2009, 04:29 PM
Oh yes! Very nice Bob.
I like the contrast of impressionist b/g with the firmer painting of the girl.
Lovely testures both real anad painterly! Beautiful colour too.

id-art
05-23-2009, 07:24 PM
Lori and Maureen - Thank you for the nice comments!

PainterDeb
05-23-2009, 10:48 PM
So interesting to see your WIPs, thanks for sharing! Looks great!

FlyingPhoenix
05-23-2009, 10:52 PM
I really like the background and the texture.

susme48
05-25-2009, 04:23 PM
I really like this one, Bob!

Artchrispy
05-25-2009, 05:25 PM
Great texture and rendering. Thanks for the step by step.

id-art
05-27-2009, 01:05 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2009/54863-huckleberry_picker_g9-s.jpg

Huckleberry Picker
12x12"
Acrylic on canvas

gaykir
05-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Love this except the berry bush feels somehow missing. I can't really see the branch she is picking from...