|Daniel Keys alla prima still life painting demo @ Gallery 1261|
|Daniel Keys at work at Gallery 1261|
|Daniel Keys Still Life Oil Painting (those roses are amazing.)|
I'm always interested to see how other painters start a painting As you can see, Daniel begins with a quick tonal wash. After a fairly quick sketch in of the subject he made note of his darkest darks and lightest lights which provides a helpful value range for the painting. FYI, here’s a link to his palette colors and favorite materials.
|Daniel Keys Palette (he noted that he usually paints on gray rather than white)|
Did notice that Daniel changed the green lid of the jar to a more “harmonious” gold? I love seeing artistic license at work! Daniel also offers several DVDs that take you step by step through his still life process. And here’s a very interesting article about his time management tips and studio habits.
P.S. Looking for more still life painting ideas and inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board “Not so Still Life.”