Working by steps

The creation of a painting, presented in four sequences.
I always apply the paint directly to the white canvas without making any pencil sketches first.

Step 1
Step 1

I quickly paint an oil sketch with a brush, with little or no texture. It is important at this stage to position the constituent elements of the structure of the table. Gradients are taking shape and some details are already starting to appear.

Step 2

Step 2

I gradually add several pops of color in layers on top of each other until the desired effect appears. It takes several days to achieve this result as drying between color applications is essential. These small brushstrokes define the shapes, the effects of light and contrast.

Step 3

Step 3

At this stage, the composition is very advanced but, as far as I’m concerned, there is still a lot to do. Working with very small brushes, I refine the outlines of the objects and add the many missing details like the small spots of light and shadow that will give texture to the painting.

Step 4

Final version.

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