Sunday, 30 November 2008

P-47 Colour on Canvas

Some good progress over the last couple of weeks, with the complete line drawing transferred to the canvas. All the main elements have been underpainted for value in acrylic (burnt umber and ultramarine blue), plus at long last the lid has come off the oils.

Here is a photo I took at Duxford in September which I'm using as reference for the background landscape elements.

I'm using fine grain cotton canvas, which is temporarily mounted on a sheet of mdf. This provides a rigid support on which to draw and paint. Once complete the canvas will be removed from the mdf and mounted on stretcher bars in the normal way. The canvas area being painted is 42" x 14".

Saturday, 15 November 2008

P-47 Work at last on the actual canvas.

Progress at last. Lots of behind the scenes work has finally paid off.

I've a 42"x 14" fine grain canvas mounted (temporarily) on a sheet of mdf.

I've given this a burnt sienna wash in acrylic, and started to transfer the full size drawing elements. Here's the T2 Hangar and tech area, which I've underpainted with a mixture of burnt sienna and ultramarine blue (again in acrylic).

This element measures approx 19" across, and is the left side of the canvas as viewed.

Sorry about the dodgy photo, but its a hand held snap under artificial light.