Demonstration 3

Getting started

I have no standard 'rule' for where to start a
painting. I do like to get the 'big' areas blocked in
as quickly as possible, which often means starting
with, say, the sky. In this case however, with so
many figures milling around, I decided to anchor
the painting by blocking in some of the key
characters first. At this point, I'm not thinking
about specific colours or values yet - other than
very loosely in terms of cools and warms, lights
and darks. And of course there is no attempt to
model forms yet.
The Ice Cream Vendor- oil painting demonstration by Dermot McKeown-Key figures