Shakespeare a work of art (in progress)
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! A sprinkle of Swarovski crystals and gold leaf ice add a touch of luxury to this oil painting "The Torch doth not burn tonight". Now, that’s a true definition of fine art being at its finest.
This was the process.
Art by Siriaus
Art piece name: "The Torch Doth not Burn Tonight"
"The Torch doth not burn Tonight" (as shown in this blog) is the title of this painting. It's the first painting of the collection I decided to do, the art collection will be based on Shakespeare's plays. It is a scene from his play "Romeo and Juliet".
Every painting that I create is completely conceptualized and starts with a sketch to establish the ideas, composition and values of the scene.
This can be a long process and requires time and focus.Take a look at the sketch above, it was created to help evolve the painting.
To view the painting in it's early stage, view my other blog post about the imprimatura/underpainting stage here.
Displayed below are the types of oil paint colour mixtures that were used for the process of creating the roses in the painting. Many paint colour mixtures were created with the intention of achieving a vast array of permutations. Many times I have tons of paint just hanging around that didn't come in use.That's ok. If you need to mix a large pile paint mixtures just to experiment + get the perfect colour you've been looking for than that's all that matters.
Experimenting isn't cheap.
Rublev and Old Holland, Van Gogh,Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors and Vasari Classic Artist Oil Colors oil paints are always used for my paintings.Paint quality should be paramount and anything below professional high quality grade paint pigments (student quality oil paints or even acrylic paint) lack the luster and richness that is required when creating fine art. Also, a myriad of mediums were mixed with the paint to achieve various levels of consistencies of the paint.
These are the only colours I purchase which are initially required to mix into a plentiful range of colour variations. Of course, the colours displayed in the picture above do not have to be purchased, you could limit your initial palette to only the primary colours (blue, yellow,red).There is no absolute list of colors– it’s all about personal preference. Any of the primaries – red (Quinacridone Red), yellow (Cadmium Yellow), blue (Ultramarine blue), along with white can be mixed to form just about any color. Also, color selection will depend on what you want to paint.
Displayed are also the tools/brushes that were used during the process.
Winsor & Newton Series 7 Finest Sable brushes are an investment. They last you much more longer than synthetic brushes. In the long run, you end up saving more and paying less visits to the art store. Quality over quantity.
Rublev Imasto Putty (Oil Painting Medium) is often used in my paintings to achieve interesting textures and consistencies. It has a rich thick buttery consistency and is made of finely ground calcite, silica and bentonite in bodied linseed oil. What is amazing about this medium is how versatile it is, it can be used to add texture to your paint (hint: it can give that old master Rembrandt painterly feel).
Oil paint on canvas. Swarovski crystals.
What type of procedures do you undertake when creating your art piece? Comment below, I would love to know!
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