Thursday, May 19, 2005

Captain Chris: Session One

Man, what a week. I had a crazy project at work which meant putting in some long hours. Thus, no blogging on my end. But, everything was done by noon today so I took off a little early. And my great boss gave me tomorow off too! I got home around 4:00 and decided it was a good day to continue this painting. (or start it rather) So, I went down to my little part of the basement, turned the lights on, fought the glare.(one day I will have a proper studio) Got situated, and proceeded to take this image from a pencil sketh to an oil painting. This is what I have come up so far:

Step One: Get a paper towel and rub some Transparent Oxide Red into the canvas. This one is 16" x 12". Then, you have to start "drawing" with the brush.


Step Two: Here, I am trying to put the right shpes in the right places. You have to compare everything at this stage, If you don't get the "drawing" right here, the rest of the painting will telegraph all the fundemental flaws.





Step Three: I'm just adding in more background value here. Getting ready for the next stage of the painting...

Ooops.... Dinnrer's ready. My wonderful wife has a pork roast in the oven that is ready to be devoured by a family of five. So, I gotta go...

4 comments:

Courtney said...

I just surfed on here and enjoy your posts. Beautiful work!

Teresa said...

what college did you go to? that painting looks really good.

Chuck Rose said...

Thanks, that painting still has a ways to go though. I went to the University of Tennessee for a couple of years and then transfered to Ringling School of Art & Design. The tuth is, the school doesn't really matter. It's the teachers. In both places I on;y had a handful that REALLY tought me anything. But that was over 20 years ago. Lately, I have been practicing on my own and taking a class when I can at the local community college just for the studio space and the use of a model.

Linda said...

I surfed over here via Jim's site (Sketches & Stuff) and have already bookmarked you as a favorite! I'm really enjoying watching your progress with this painting, all the while making notes. And, BTW -- I'm in Knoxville, but not a student at UT (way too old to quit the job and start all that again...)