This weekend I painted two simple paintings of pears, as the light changed. I decided to photograph the painting process of the second one. Here it is....
In the first stage, I've established my composition and blocked in the underpainting. Things will change a bit before everything is finally completed.
Here I've painted in the next level of the composition, breaking things into smaller shapes and layering my colors. I'm using a limited primaries palette — titanium white, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red medium, and cobalt blue.
I've layered the colors further here. These paints were a bit on the transparent side (ordinarily unusual for these pigments), so the layers finally begin to have some opacity.
Here, the painting is nearing completion — I ran out of time, though the light was still lovely. I'll definitely do a little more around the stem — I'm not sure if I'll add anything else.