Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Painting Demo - Blog Carnival

A Blog Carnival consist of different Artists All Blogging about the same subject. 
Be sure to checkout the list of talented Artists below!

DEMO
How does a painting start?  First there is the inspiration, and then the research.
Next a few thumbnail sketches for design and placement.



My block-in is done with thinned down water soluble oil paints.
This is the last time I use a brush for this painting because all the rest was done with a palette knife.



I started the painting with a mixture of darks, mixing my own black from a pre-made green, adding more Ultramarine Blue and then a touch of Cad. Red.  This mixture was put in as a background for the chicken with some places being painted all green or all blue.  I knew by putting the darks in first, the lighter feathers would show.


For the feathers I used a mix of Yellow Ochre and white.  
As I applied the white oil paint with a palette knife, I pulled and pushed to make the feathers, picking up the dark color into the light mixture.

18 comments:

  1. I've never heard of a blog carnival. Sounds like fun! How do you get in on one? I like your painting demo!

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  2. Connie if you look at the artist list, look up Marla, she was in charge and did a wonderful job! And Thanks!

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  3. Beautiful! I love the turquoise tail. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thank You Marla! I'm already planning the next rooster!

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  4. That turned out GREAT, Jacklyn! I loved seeing your process. And that tail is amazing!

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    1. Cathy, Thank You! The tail was were I could really use my knife. I need to paint larger so I can use my arm more than just my fingers. I learn something new with every painting!

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  5. You did a great job on this guy. I like the blog carnival idea. It might be fun to have all of the artist share a painting demo of the same subject matter. Since some paint in watercolor and some with the knife or brush. It would be interesting to see how each artist approaches the same subject. I will be keeping up with this group of talent for a long time. I loved each one. 2014 I plan a Rooster painting for my Mom and hope that it comes out as good as yours. I might even throw down those brushes for the knife now that I have seen yours. Great job!

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    1. Donna, Thank You for your wonderful comments. I think Your idea of everyone painting the same subject is brilliant ! Love this idea! It would be like being in a Workshop! Can't wait to see your painting!

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  6. not sure how you keep the colors so pure with the dark under painting, but love it. Maybe it's a knife thing, I'll have to give that a try - how inspiring!

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    1. Yes, paint application is done with a painting knife and the under painting is wet. It was All painted in one session. I have been on the road traveling, that is why I didn't answer you right away. Thank You for commenting!

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  7. Love the rooster. You made it look easy enough to try it. Maybe one of these days. Are you doing the 30 day challenge?

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    1. Thank You! Yes I will be doing the 30 in 30. Wish it was Feb. 1st !

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  8. Your colors absolutely pop and I love it. I couldn't get my video done for the carnival. My life sort of spun out of control for a week or two. Really enjoy seeing all the processes.

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    1. Sharon Thank You for Your comments. Sorry for the delay in responding, two weeks on the road, and it will soon be three!

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  9. Wonderful demo, thanks Jacklyn! So amazing to me what you can do with your knife!

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  10. Thank You Meredith! You are a terrific ego booster!

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  11. thanks for sharing! this is so nice!

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  12. thanks for sharing! this is so nice!

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