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

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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.

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