Monday, August 6, 2012

Demonstration: Wet into Wet with Grids and Anatomical Layouts

Swimmer oil paint on masonite panel 10x8 inches by Kenney Mencher




This is a step by step video that shows how I lay out the figure using a combination of the grid and transfer system combined with an anatomical life drawing method.  It also shows how I use the oil paint in a wet into wet or alla prima style.  I also discuss the colors I used.

This  painting is a available for purchase at:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/106185482/swimmer-oil-paint-on-masonite-panel-10x8

Here are the supplies I used:

    Turpenoid odorless thinner
    These are some of  the brushes I use most  (I've cut and pasted from www.aswexpress.com)
            Winsor & Newton Monarch Bright Brush - Size 2
            Winsor & Newton Monarch Bright Brush - Size 8
            Winsor & Newton Monarch Bright Brush - Size 12
            Winsor & Newton Monarch Bright Brush - Size 14
            Isabey Isacryl Series 6562 Bright Brush - Size 6
            Isabey Isacryl Series 6562 Bright Brush - Size 10
            Pro-Stroke Red Sable Series 49B Bright - Size 20
            Pro-Stroke Red Sable Series 49B Bright - Size 16
            PRO-STROKE RED SABLE SERIES 49B BRIGHT - SIZE 6
            PROSTROKE SABLE BRIGHT SZ 8

             
    Paints: (hues are OK) Windsor Newton Wintons, Rowney Georgian, Utrecht, or Gamblin are all very good paints. I suggest buying the largest student grade tubes you can afford. (around 225 ml)
    The best value for you on the www.aswexpress.com website is probably the Windsor Newton WINTON
        lamp black (I suggest Windsor Newton Winton)
        burnt sienna (I suggest Gamblin)
        burnt umber or raw umber (I suggest Gamblin)
        yellow ochre(I suggest Windsor Newton Winton)
        lemon yellow (I suggest Windsor Newton Winton)
        scarlet (Rowney Georgian is a good brand)
        cadmium red light (I suggest Windsor Newton Winton)
        alizarin crimson (I suggest Windsor Newton Winton)
        ultramarine blue (I suggest Windsor Newton Winton)
        cerulean blue (I suggest Windsor Newton Winton)
        payne's gray  (I think Gamblin brand is best for this one.)
        white (there are several different ones zinc white and or titanium white are fine)
    A small bottle of Liquin or Galkyd painting medium
    An 18"x24" Drawing board