J & L Steel Painting Transformation!

See the transformation of the J & L Steel oil painting from start to finish!

1. So i started the painting of J & L Steel by lightly drawing it onto the canvas. i personally like to sketch the picture onto the canvas and then  lightly go over it with an eraser. I don't like to paint white over the lead lines because it'll bleed and muddy my white color while i'm painting which I hate.

1. So i started the painting of J & L Steel by lightly drawing it onto the canvas. i personally like to sketch the picture onto the canvas and then  lightly go over it with an eraser. I don't like to paint white over the lead lines because it'll bleed and muddy my white color while i'm painting which I hate.

2. This time around i did something a little different than i usually do. normally i paint the entire painting by color blocking it first and then going over everything again with all the detail. this time to make sure i would make my time quota i painted every section as i went along.

2. This time around i did something a little different than i usually do. normally i paint the entire painting by color blocking it first and then going over everything again with all the detail. this time to make sure i would make my time quota i painted every section as i went along.

3. so i have a majority of the painting filled in and i keep on chugging along.

3. so i have a majority of the painting filled in and i keep on chugging along.

4. so by now most people would think that this is the finished painting but there's a twist. as beautiful as the painting is, I and the family the painting is for thought it  was giving off a very blue hue. i'm a night owl and i love to paint late at night so when i was painting with the yellow in door lighting, the painting looked a lot darker and a little more grey. It wouldn't be until the next day when i would see the painting in th natural light did i think to myself "wow that's really blue".... and not the color i was going for. the family and i both were looking for more of an overall darker, metal grey with blue undertones. It took me a little bit but i finally started to get the color i was looking for. instead of redoing the ENTIRE painting all over again i would take a grey and dry brush it all over the painting. this would give me my darker effect and help change the color with the blue undertones. you can compare picture #3 to this photo to see the indoor lighting vs. the natural lighting.

4. so by now most people would think that this is the finished painting but there's a twist. as beautiful as the painting is, I and the family the painting is for thought it  was giving off a very blue hue. i'm a night owl and i love to paint late at night so when i was painting with the yellow in door lighting, the painting looked a lot darker and a little more grey. It wouldn't be until the next day when i would see the painting in th natural light did i think to myself "wow that's really blue".... and not the color i was going for. the family and i both were looking for more of an overall darker, metal grey with blue undertones. It took me a little bit but i finally started to get the color i was looking for. instead of redoing the ENTIRE painting all over again i would take a grey and dry brush it all over the painting. this would give me my darker effect and help change the color with the blue undertones. you can compare picture #3 to this photo to see the indoor lighting vs. the natural lighting.

Now here's the final picture of the final painting. as you can see the dry BRUSH TECHNIQUE worked well and gave the painting an overall darker, grey blue effect. I love this painting and i'm so glad for the way it turned out. 

Now here's the final picture of the final painting. as you can see the dry BRUSH TECHNIQUE worked well and gave the painting an overall darker, grey blue effect. I love this painting and i'm so glad for the way it turned out.