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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The second and third week of painting class

Step 5: Draw in the outlines with a bold think paintbrush and look for any drawing errors

Step 6: Color in all the objects within the still life using their primary color. 
No shading or highlighting should be added at this point. You only want to get the 
basic color to give you an idea of where to add shadows and highlights.

Step 7: Color in background and foreground

Step 8: Begin to paint in the shadows and darkest colors. When using oils paints,
 you should always paint from darkest to lightest. Your dark colors should have a 
 thin application of paint, and your light colors and highlights should include
 the areas with the heaviest application of paint. Only pick one object to apply 
shadows and highlights to at a time. Then move to objects near to the lastly painted object.

Step 9: Begin to add highlights to the objects in the painting. Make sure you are aware 
of where the light source is coming from at directed at. Highlights do not only
 include the color white, they often include yellow. Make sure to paint what you are actually seeing.

Step 10: Now you can begin to add details to your painting. Look at everything. 
Make sure lines aren't blurred, and the highlights and shadows make sense. 
Especially pay close attention too and add detail to the cat in the picture,the blanket and the bird.

Step 11: Make sure your background and foreground incorporate the desired texture. 
The entire painting should look much like the real thing at this point.

Step 12: Make any last adjustments to detail as you perfect the painting.

Step 13: Step back and admire your work!