Bear Star Studios - stephanie miksis @ work

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

oil painting roses mannequin valentines
With Love (oil, 8×8)

Happy Valentine’s Day to All!

and now, for the popular “making of” images

this started with a new-to-me technique:
the underpainting is done with black paint

black is probably the most debated pigment.
some people flat out refuse to use black from a tube.

oil painting roses mannequin valentines WIP1

and here is the first pass with color
oil painting roses mannequin valentines WIP2

i only used the black in the underpainting.
when i want black as a final “color”
i will mix select colors to get it
so it’s richer than tube black

(but not ALWAYS – for example
in portrait painting, “black is a blue”
really!?!? REALLY! it has a long tradition!)

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