Friday, May 4, 2012

Rockwell Studies

These are some studies that I made for a Rockwell copy that I am working on.  I first made the drawing which is scaled to the exact size (16"x16") of the detail of Rockwell's "Freedom of Speech" painting .  It was drawn on cream Canson edition paper with thin willow charcoal and some carbon pencil.  I used a stump and sometimes my finger to blend the marks.  Then I scanned the drawing and printed it small (7"x7").  I applied a mixture of shellac and denatured alcohol (50/50) over the print of my drawing and did my oil sketch.  I used sable brushes and the usual pigments that Rockwell used.  I used ivory black, zinc white, ultramarine blue, viridian green, alizarin crimson, cadmium red deep, vermillion, burnt sienna, raw umber, yellow ochre, raw sienna and lemon yellow.  Also, I used the same medium that he used which was Grumbacher's Oil Medium No.2 mixed with a little turpentine.  I used gum turpentine but Rockwell used rectified turpentine.

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