Lilies du Jour


Work begins on the chef by blocking in the basic planes of his face. Mixtures of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + a bit of Cerulean Blue + White are used. A little Cadmium Red Light is added to the mixes for the red in his cheeks and nose. Even though our chef is clean shaven his lower jaw is made bluer because of the beard hair underlying the skin.

Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta is used for the darkest shadows on the jacket, the highlights of the folds are Cadmium Red Medium.

Our chef’s cap is Ivory Black; a little White and Ultramarine Blue are added in for the highlights. 

The face mixtures are also used for the hand. I’ll come back later and accentuate the light areas where the sun catches it. 

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Lilies.

Another VIDEO: Part II of Painting the Lilies.

Hope you enjoyed following along today. I would like to say THANK YOU for all of your wonderfully kind comments. Not only concerning my paintings but also about “OUR” Jack. He touched so many lives in such positive ways, I appreciate you sharing your memories of him with me. HUGS,

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