Outdoor Work Table and Tools
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step 4. in the Made 4 -U- series
Shape, Mass, & Space
My tools are very basic because I travel and like to live a minimal lifestyle. I love glass and seem to find it everywhere. You do not need to buy an artists' palette at the art store. I use a found piece of glass (chipped on the corner) and place it on cardboard- tape all sides to avoid injury. You also don't need fancy brushes (non-artists, if you would like the shock of your lifetime please go into any art store and price art materials.)
I recommend a Filbert brush (medium size) for many things. I also make my own tools.
Once the canvas is toned and dry, begin the painting by adding shape, mass, and space.
As with every step of the project, we are aiming for accuracy.
You want the objects; their shape, their mass and their space to be true.
Now is not the time for details, but for overall placement.
I like a clean, simple, concise beginning. Do not Overwork the paint or add too thick.
This is your foundation.
It is not set in stone (oil paintings being fairly easy to paint over, etc.), but you do not want to make a lot of changes and errors, as this will compromise a certain freshness and confidence.
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