Pictorial Explanation of Creative Process Step 4
THE EMERGING IMAGE - Step 4
Again notice the continued progression from background to foreground. The purpose of reworking of the sky was to add more intense color for vitality. Generally the first application of paint is close to the finished look but usually needs touch up. A technical note: Although applications of scumbling, glazing, daubing, and stippling are used over dried areas, the most common approach used is to paint 'wet-in-wet'.
Wet-in-wet paintings allows the painter to blend for realistic results with soft brushes, as well as push, smear, textures and shape the paint with many devices such as rubberized tips called shapers. To accomplish this wet-in-wet technique a slow drying media such as oil paint is required. I used a derivative of oil paint call alkyd. Alkyd handles just like the traditional oil paint for about four to six hours then it rapidly dries and allows the artist to continue painting without the traditional waiting time of three to five days. Alkyd is also more durable, less yellowing and brighter in color.
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