Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Fire Starters"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x4.875" SOLD

One of my techniques to keeping a consistent color scheme throughout a painting is by not washing my brush very often, at least during the first half of the painting. I literally painted this entire painting without washing my brush once. I just kept one color flowing and mixing into the next.

4 comments:

Sherry DeGhelder said...

Michael, NICE composition.

John "little like sand" Ramsay said...

Great representation. Did you know, the zippo style lighter was developed during WWII. The wind screen was added mainly for sailors at sea, but quickly became accepted world wide.

Larry Seiler said...
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Larry Seiler said...

Nice work, Michael....solid use of neutrals to give voice and strength to color. You pay good attention to shadows, and the indirect light that plays color into them...and you have a solid understanding of values that drives all your work.

A fine painter...keep it up, and also...congrads on your new move into a new house! A good chapter in life for you and your family...
peace

Larry