Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Achter het koor." Arnhem, Holland. (w.i.p.)

Kevin Menck did some what he called Class C demos lately and
this inspired me to give it a try also.

This is the first time I did a w.i.p. on a cityscape, and for that matter
also the first time I did the initial sketch with Cadm. Yellow.

So here we go, ... enjoy!

First the scene:

The main church in Arnhem, a big city near the town I life.

Detailed shot of my setup plus the initial sketch, ..

I sketch rather thin so it works a lot like watercolor even so good that you almost can make several layers.

Because the church had such a prominent color I put that in first, ..

After that the sky and getting to the block-in or better working on the contrast, ... using a large brush.

Getting into the detail more and more, using a palette knife as well in this stage.

The final stage on location, when I feel the light has shifted soo much that
it's become an other painting I stop, and have a second look on it in my

"Achter het koor." Arnhem, Holland.
(behind the choir.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Here the finale result, notice I put in some more contrast to show the light
source a bit more and made the car park a lot darker so you look over it
much faster. I like the yellow sketch peaking through here and there, how I
can use it more often I don't know yet, maybe a sketch in bright red will have
a go soon as well.

So there you have it a w.i.p. from a cityscape, hope you liked it.


KEITH PROCTOR Painting blog said...

Very Clever and hard to do outdoors well done , nice work.

Erin said...

very cool to see the process!

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks for the demo! It is always fun to see the process.

Jo Castillo said...

This is great. Nice composition and thanks for the WIP. I like the yellow under painting, too.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Nice to see the process Rene. I do similar to you but I start with acrylic because it dries so fast and then move on to oils. said...

Rene, How wonderful. I love your start to finish process. Well done.!!