On behalf of Expert Village, My name is Vince
Fazio and I’m here to talk to you from the Sedona Art Center about one session oil paintings.
So your goal in this first blocking in is to cover the surface. Get an idea of the big
shapes in the canvas. I’m going to jump in with another color now. So cadmium red, cerilium
blue hue. I’m getting an idea of the greens. I’m liking that green against that violet.
So, a bright green against a violet is part of the, obviously the drama of this. That’s
one of the interesting things about painting is it forces you to look at things for their
abstract qualities. It’s not the bush against the shadow, it’s one color against another.
To paint this figure I’m going to have to look at that, not as a figure so much as,
what two colors, what three colors are going on in that area. That makes up that figure.