Cheese Plate, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2013
$125 USD framed
Here's my palette/easel set up:
And a close up on a note to myself:
Initial sketch. Masking tape denotes the edge of 5" X 7"-- the size it'll sit in the frame. The smaller inside rectangle drawn in pencil is represents the 'safe area'-- the area not covered up by the rabbet of the frame.
Rounding put the initial color lay in. All the major values are established at this point:
From here on out, it's just noodling and corrections until finish:
After finish, consumption :) You may recognize the brie, olives, crackers and sopressa from other paintings over the last couple of weeks...