Still Life with a White Mug after Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Pin It

Still Life after

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

This Still Life with a White Mug after Chardin was created in the methods of the old masters and using Bistre as an under painting to create the value in the painting.

Still Life with a White Mug after Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Still Life with a White Mug

The Under Painting Still Life with a White Mug

The under-painting of the Still Life with a White Mug after Chardin was created using the traditional method of using Bistre but as an oil paint rather than an ink.

Adding the Colour

Adding the colour to the under painting is a skill in its self, it is important to lay the glazing layers extremely thin and translucent in order to view the value in the under painting that was created by the Bistre  it is also important to make sure the Bistre under painting is completely dry before attempting to ad the glazing colour.

Value over Colour

The most important thing in this painting is the value over the colour, you can paint anything in any colour so long as the value is correct, it is the value within the painting that gives you the vision.

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Considered the master of still life, had a great understanding of the value within the composition and was able to add colour but maintain the defined focus on the painting.

The Colours used
Viridian Green Hue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Vermilion, Ivory Black and Turner Bistre Oil.

The process of painting Still Life with a White Mug

The process of creating the painting is to start with a gesso primed support followed by an imprimatura, than a sketch, be it in pencil or paint, then completing the under painting in Bistre and after it is completely dry adding the colour glazing in-order to create the perfect painting.

There is always something to learn from copying the masters.

Still Life with a white Mug under painting after Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Pin It

Still Life with a white mug under painting

This painting of Still life with a White Mug after Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Bistre Under Painting

Still Life with a White Mug Under Painting

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin 

Known as the master of still life, he was born in Paris on 2nd November 1699

Painting an under painting

This copy of Still Life with a White Mug under painting was carried out using Turner Bistre Oil Paint many of the great master painters would carry out an under painting in Bistre and then put glazing coats over the top, the under painting must be completely dry before attempting  colour glazing to create the perfect painting.

Creating an under painting

When creating an under painting in the manner of the great masters, it is essential to make sure your support, be it canvas or panel is completely gessoed ready for painting, remember to cover the support with at least 4 coats of gesso with each coat spreading in alternative directions.

The process

Once the support is completely dry you can cover it with an imprimatura this is the first paint layer or the colour beginning and means to spread a thin layer of transparent paint over the whole support. next you can complete the sketch in graphite or paint and then work on the darkest dark’s and the lightest lights, gradually working through the mid tones, remember there are normally ten values in a painting and the more you use the more realistic the painting will look.

Turner Bistre Oil

Turner Bistre Oil paint is the only Bistre Oil Paint available in the world and can be obtained from a selected few suppliers, check out Turner Artist Colours where you can find a supplier or go to the Turners Painting School Bistre.

Good luck with your paintings and most importantly, “Enjoy”.