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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Midnight Mahal - stages 2 & 3

Stage 2
After posting yesterday I did indeed put some more foliage in front of the building before this morning with a rag, washing over the whole painting a mix of Phthalocyanine Green, Indranthene Blue, Ultramarine Violet and a touch of Permanent Orange to knock back the saturation, the whole mix thinned with Liquin, turpentine and Lukas Number 5 Medium so that it would be dry enough for the afternoon session. I also blocked in some of the dark shapes with this mixture.
Then in the afternoon I blocked in the sky with a mix of Emerald Green, Kings Blue Light, Phthalocyanine Turquoise, Indranthene Blue and Permanent Orange to moderate the saturation before going  over the dark shapes with another layer of the dark mix from this morning. I also added some Phthalocyanine Green to that dark mix and painted it over the grassy areas. I need to remember as I go through this painting that it is all about the lighting and intend it to be dark and dramatic with not too much light on the white marble, as if it was a moonless night, the whole picture in saturated blue/greens.

Stage 3

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