A Fanfare of Trumpets 2
I have always been taught that one of the best ways to learn is to teach. So, I’ve decide to write a bit about the process. For me the process has always been the key. The actual physical, mental and creative act is what I enjoy. I would always rather be in the studio or working plein air. That is where the Magic happens. one of the things I try to constantly remind myself is quite simply, THE ART IS IN THE DOING!
For me the work always begins with drawing. I believe drawing is the most fundamental skill for any visual artist. Sometimes the drawing is done directly and with a brush on to paper or canvas but for this one I began with a line drawing in my sketchbook.
Once I got the drawing and composition correct, I did a tracing so I could transfer the drawing to watercolor paper.
After the line drawing has been transferred to the watercolor paper I begin the underpainting in purple using a mixture of Antwerp Blue and Carmine for the cool background color and Ultramarine Blue and Rose Madder Genuine for the warmer shadows in the foreground to help bring them forward visually.
Once the the underpainting has dried completely, I begin the transparent glazes in Windsor Yellow and Carmine.
After the red and yellow glazes have tried I began to add the background glazes In Windsor Green Yellow, Sap Green and Cobalt Blue.