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Old 08-21-2017, 02:19 AM
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Correggio copy

I am attempting a Correggio copy. This is a big challenge for me. I have not painted a piece with this many people before. I am not that concerned with getting an exact drawing. I usually would be but since this is a very busy painting my main concern is getting the piece to gel.
So my question is can I please get some input on how to build an under painting that will keep a balance throughout the painting. I am afraid I will work on one part, then move to the next part and suddenly realize the two parts do not match. Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:56 AM
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Re: Correggio copy

I am not the one to advise you on your underpainting, but am most impressed with your undertaking - Wish I had your figure drawing skills - Wishing you much success in your endeavor
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:25 AM
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Re: Correggio copy

first of all i suggest you to make a mix of yellow ochra and tuppertine and apply in the whole surface.After that,wipe it with paper towel. when this dry (this will dry very very quick) you will avoid the mixing of graphite in your colours and you will have a warm enviroment to beggin with colours.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:00 PM
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Re: Correggio copy

Thank you oldglory.
Vailios Kats - The drawing is done in charcoal. I wiped it vigorously with a shammie to get excess charcoal off. Will I still have a problem? If I apply a wash of Yellow Ochre won't it erase the drawing?
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:32 AM
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Re: Correggio copy

I think that will be ok but its much better to paint in a warm surface and not in white. It makes a big big difference and unfortunately i can't explain it to you with my poor english.(maybe another member should explain it).
If you apply a very thin mixture of ochre and tuppertine and erase it with paper towel, your drawing will be ok. You can try it on a corner of canvas first.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:02 AM
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Re: Correggio copy

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its much better to paint in a warm surface and not in white.
Yeah, I think Vasilios is on the the money. I think painting over an imprimatura was common at the time.
Its very evident in the late painterly work of Titian, for example.
It has the effect of immediately uniting the whole surface, and areas that are the tonal equivalent of the imprimatura need very little work, and can be left "as is".
I'm thinking, this sort of colour:



or thereabouts.
If you are going to proceed with the coloured ground, you will need to erase and start over.
No biggie. The right beginning is a journey half finished.
*RESPECT* on the project, by the way

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Old 08-25-2017, 11:01 PM
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Re: Correggio copy

Started putting in some tone and I am trying to fight the urge to paint detail. As always C&C is welcome.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:46 AM
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Re: Correggio copy

Very nice start. This is my favourite and most enjoyable part of the painting
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:45 AM
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Re: Correggio copy

Blocked in the angel in the upper right corner tonight.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:59 AM
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Re: Correggio copy

Did a little more blocking in tonight. Can't wait to have the background finished.
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Re: Correggio copy

From a non-expert - you look like you have a good start. It's funny you used a grid to construct your drawing. For a second painting I would like to work on, whenever I get the time to get to it, I want to copy a photo I took. I used a grid to help me draw it out, but, feel pretty guilty about it...like I cheated or something. Glad to see others do it! Looking forward to seeing progress!
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Re: Correggio copy

Quite an undertaking .. looks like yr coming along nicely !
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:33 AM
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Re: Correggio copy

Animale - I drew directly to the canvas with charcoal so I wanted to minimize erasing as to not damage the canvas surface. The grid made it easy to get it on the first pass.
Thank you carolkay..
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Re: Correggio copy

Kenny, thanks for the wip....looking good.
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Re: Correggio copy

A little more blocking in of the background.
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