Draw an "X" from corner to corner on the gray scale image. This is X will help you transfer the composition to your painting ground.
|I'm working on Wallis paper toned with Yellow Ochre Gesso. I use a light colored pastel pencil to draw an "X" on my ground and then indicate placement of the apple using light lines.|
|With a blue pastel pencil I refine the line drawing.|
|NuPastel 405-P is a fairly dark blue/green. I use it to lay in darkest areas everywhere except in the apple. With gloved fingers, I drag color from dark areas over all except not on the apple.|
|No number on this NuPastel stick. It is lighter in value and brighter in intensity. Based on my reference photo, I add it for a bright spot of background behind the apple and where the light hits the edge of the scalloped glass plate.|
To be continued...