“Lilies In Mauve” Palette Knife & Paint Mixing Oil Painting Demonstration LIVE with Dena Tollefson

“Lilies In Mauve” Palette Knife & Paint Mixing Oil Painting Demonstration LIVE with Dena Tollefson


It’s Dena Tollefson, we’re joining I’m glad that you’re here
today’s gonna be a wonderful topic it’s gonna be all about how to paint a
painting using texture with palette knives and oil paint so I have a little painting here that I started and I’ll show you what I’ve got on the back
so I’ve marked it on the back on the name of the painting so far is “Lilies in
Mauve” and it’s 11 by 14 oil on canvas so I wrote it on here and then I also wrote
in pencil in case when this is framed if the frame covers this then the
information is also in the back but I started this painting and I have it I
thought we would do today is go ahead and put the finishing touches on this
painting and get this thing you know really into good shape so I’m hoping
that you’ll chat along with me if you if you can and if you want to be quiet and
just watch you know that’s great too but I do love to hear from everybody so if you want to you know, join in and give a Hello that would be great if
you’re watching later on the replay leave me a comment and let me know what
you think I’ll write you a note back so alright and also thank you I see some
people are watching so thank you for joining and what I want to talk about
first is the colors so these are all oil colors and they’re a variety of
different brands and I’ll grab let me just grab one of these here out of my
box. This is the Winsor & Newton Dioxazine purple that’s this guy right here
and we also have here in the end Mars Mars Black and this is permanent alizarin
crimson and it’s a slightly transparent color and oh and thank you for everyone
for watching I appreciate you guys and hey Madonna great to see you thank you
so much. I appreciate you. This is Cobra
brand and if you see there’s like a little bit of gunky crappy yucky stuff
here this is the linseed oil if when you use your paint what happened
was there was a little bit of excess oil in the tube and it kind of leeches out
so get the lid on really tightly there’s if that happens you could just kind of
scrape it off with a knife to get rid of that kind of yucky stuff but but this is
Cobra brand so all the paints that I’m using today are oil paints,
fully archival but they are the water mixable or the water miscible paints and
hey Steph! Painting Stoof! good to see you Steph thank you for
joining and okay so this yellow ochre I’ve got here it’s a favorite of mine
this is a neutral and you can mix your own yellow ochre by mixing yellow and
purple together and this color here we have is CAD yellow deep then we’ve got
CAD orange and then this yellow is- I know that’s a Cobra- bring it out though yeah okay
this is the Cobra permanent yellow light and just regular titanium white and then
so we’re talking about mixing up color to match yellow ocher let me show you
how you do that I’ll just grab a little bit of this yellow just a little bit of
this over here and I’m just wiping off with that on a paper towel grab a little
bit of this purple tiny amount that purple is a super strong tinter but I’ll
show you that because yellow and purple are opposites on the color wheel
they will make what is considered in art a true neutral so let me get this a
little bit closer so you can see so I’ve got this color and just with that tiny
amount of purple it made a dark neutral kind of an olivey color let me add a
little bit more yellow and we just keep going until
we get lighter and lighter and we need a little bit more yellow because yellow
this is a light very light yellow but do you see that we can make this neutral
color that is just like our yellow ochre and here’s the yellow ocher right here
let’s get these mixed in here a little bit more so hey Chrissy great to see you
my friend and thank you everyone also for watching
I’m just mixing up a little neutral here just to show you can make your own
version of yellow ochre you know if I add just a little bit of this yellow
this deep yellow color I just need to get a little bit more red kind of a
feeling in there there we go now we’re getting really close we got it just a
little more yellow I think we can kind of make our own yellow ochre if we
needed to in case we were out of a tube or anything like that
Hey Grae! Good to see you Grae thank you for joining so okay so I just mixed up
this other color here and this yellow curry color and I got a little bit of
white on my finger I’m gonna wipe that off right away so I don’t get it on
everything there we go I want to show you just on the color wheel this is a
color wheel if if you guys have any of these. Color wheels are kind of fabulous
um I’ll show you that the yellow on the color wheel is the opposite of violet or
this purple color and and so when we mix those two together the opposites we get
what we call a gray like Grae! And that not you Grae, but a different gray so
that’s why when we mix these two we do get a neutral and
I’m gonna be doing a video on just specifically the color wheel and
what we can get when we mix different colors wheel, how to use the
and split and split complementary triadic those kind of different color things so
I’ll be doing that in the future for now what I wanted to do is I had done at
painting with these with these oil colors and these were actually all done
with Arteza. let me grab my Arteza set so these were all done with Arteza
and great okay Chrissy says that she says your name differently and Grae I
hope if I’m saying it right I may not be saying it properly so put it
phonetically how it said just in the event I’m I want to be able to say it
properly anyway I did this painting using these Arteza 24 premium oil
colors they sent me I’m an Arteza Affiliate and they sent me these as a
gift to use which was nice and I did this so far and what I’m gonna do now is
this was about six I don’t know six eight weeks ago something like that so
the painting is dry to the touch this was all done in oil. And what I want to
do now is add another layer of paint so let’s get started with that and I’m
saying it correctly okay thank you Grae okay good good good alright so some of
these colors what I’ll do is when I’m working with oil what I always try and
do first is I try and mix the color and get the color you know ho-ho Chrissy!
Chrissy you are so funny I love it I always try and incorporate the oil
because sometimes the oil will separate out in the color so that’s one of the
first steps that I’ll do is I’ll just go in there and give it a good old mixing
give it a little whipping hear a gentle whipping gentle touch with a knife all
right so when you do that then the paint is just perfectly ready it’s
perfectly ready to apply to the canvas and also in this composition what I’m
also thinking about is I am grabbing the grayscale. Here I am working to
have a bit of dark if you can see that there’s a dark diagonal if you just
squint a dark diagonal in here and oh you working on taxes oh my gosh
Stef that’s not fun yeah hopefully it’s better than than working on taxes or
like being in the dental chair right but yeah it is a nice break to watch videos
I agree and I appreciate that you guys are here so I got this dark color so
see if you look through the viewfinder I have something I tried to have in my
painting to make as dynamic as possible an area that as close to
the value of one and so on the value scale going from one two three four five
six seven eight nine ten to make as dynamic a painting as possible we want
to have some sections that are close to the darkest values and some sections
that are close to the lightest value and I try and put the lightest and the
darkest more carefully close together like so. This is about this light
passage is probably I don’t know like a nine or a ten something like that by
putting these two together this on it we’re at an area of interest so and oh
you’re painting now a too, Chrissy? What tell me what you are painting or what
are you working on today I liked your last live stream. Your
live streams are always good but I liked your last live stream let me
know what you’re working on so I’m just gonna go in here now and I’m gonna try
and look and see where I’ve got a value and I’m gonna train just pick sections
of the painting and add colors in. Crissy-Cowboy boots and a hat! oh that’s kind of fun
that’s kind of like a kind of an American Western type of thing isn’t it
I love that that’s great but I liked your Swan painting that you
did last time and for any of you you should be sure to
check out Steph she’s the Painting Stoof. She is working
on right now a it’s like I think it’s called the Cypress Point if I’m correct, Steph. Correct me if I’m wrong but Cypress Point. I’ve watched up
to episode 5 and she’s gonna be putting out episode 6 next of it’s basically
golf courses and so Steph is a painter and I want to say you’re on the East
Coast right East Coast of the United States and and okay
yeah Cypress Point Golf Course in Pebble Beach yeah Pittsburgh right okay and so
Steph is doing these these paintings and she especially likes golf courses but
she did this one painting live. Have you guys have done like an in- person
painting, live, of that kind of thing ever I have not I’ve done some demonstrations
that are that kind of thing but Steph did this one and a wedding and it came
out really well that had the bride the groom in it and it was a lot of the
architecture of the event so and then might be might be too long for YouTube
it’s dry brushing and glazing okay Chrissy yeah you know dry brushing
glazing that cut is very time-consuming I agree you could do it I suppose you
could do it as like a part one part two kind of a deal so yeah her art is really
awesome all you guys are really wonderful and I appreciate having you
guys as friends and fellow YouTubers it’s a good thing it’s a neat community
a friendly community too if you guys end up tuning in which I know a lot of you
guys do to Chrissy’s livestreams she does these she always talks about
her brew that she has which is of course her cup of tea and the late
afternoon which is good which is fun all right so now I’m just putting this
turquoise teal color from Cobra just kind of putting this this is right out
of the tube I’m just putting these little dabs and I’m using this tiny I
need I need to have some actual brew here I’d be better actually not brew
brew but tea brew there we go so this is a RGM Blick and you know it’s so well
loved that I can’t tell what number it is anymore but I just love this
particular size I’ve got another one this size here see if that’s the same
one oh look that one’s worn off too and the brew that’s right Chrissy so what
I’m doing here is I’m just gonna go in and put some little bits of color where
I’m looking for highlight and just some interest and my goal on these paintings
is that from far away it looks like something representational but when you
get em and hold it up very closely when you get up super close then it’s gonna
be more about the individual colors next to one another so Pencil! Hey how are yo, Pencil Connoisseur? Good to see you thank you for joining us so pencil is out of
England right are you England you’re somewhere in the UK so Thank You Chrissy all right so now that I’m just using
this blue I want to now take and show I want to mix a
little bit more with this it’s kind of mauve color so I’m going to show you how
I can make a mauve and I’m using what this is is a gray pad it’s a New Wave
Gray G r e y Palette you’re from England okay yeah yeah all right very good and
and so these little pieces like this is a disposable palette and it is gray in
color you need a palette like that why I tell you stuff there is something just
so wonderful about using this because when you’re done you just toss this
thing away you can scrape all your paint together and make one giant mass of it
but here’s one thing that I really like about the gray series the New Wave Gray
Palette is do you see that the palette itself when I hold my gray scale up to
it I depend on the values of the color and I think about the color but were you
pencil in UK yeah okay Chrissy. I don’t know Pencil’s gonna have to weigh
in on that but the do you see that when you put the colors the color of the
viewfinder through and you look at your colors when you have grey because most
people’s paintings are gonna be these middle consists of these middle shades
or these middle values and it really makes paint mixing so much easier and so
this palette is between a seven and a six in the grayscale and so it makes
judging your mixing so much easier oh and Divine! Hi Divine! Oh Divine, you are
so sweet and yeah Steph it does this great tone it’s not too bright which is
really super nice so let’s make a little bit of a
um color here I’m gonna take a little bit of our Dioxazine purple wait my thing
I’m just wiping up I’ll show you my little scrap thing here I just have a paper
towel I’m just wiping off on the paper towel so I don’t want to get my colors
muddied I’m going to take a small amount of this cad orange and if I mix these
two this is how I make my browns I usually don’t use any browns out of the
tube I typically use let’s see since the purple is super super strong tinter then
what I’ll do is I’ll let me grab some more of that orange the more orange I
put in the warmer the color is going to be and the lighter its gonna be because
this orange is much lighter than the purple but do you see this kind of
wonderful Brown that we can make look at that oh my gosh I just love this color
but this is a chocolatey Brown and I’m getting hungry now looking at this
chocolatey color you guys look at what I like doesn’t that look like a delicious
high-quality chocolate mm-hmm but um no no I can’t eat it I have to I have to
just restrain myself here I’ll be terrible to eat the paint okay so how
to make a mauve out of this is if you add white to this mixture now so yeah isn’t
it a beautiful chocolate art Grae yeah it is so if you add if you take you know
that orange and the purple now they are not opposites on the wheel to each other
they’re close to opposites so yellow and purple are opposite oranges one step
over from yellow. I have mixed now so I’ve made a neutral with us this chocolaty
color if I mix this now with white then I can make these wonderful nuanced
colors of mauve and so get that right up on there
but look what a pretty mauve that makes kind of a traditional mauve, kind of a
lovely color that is the color that I did when I made my flowers here so
Chrissy you’re in Manchester okay it’s a deceiving chocolate it is, Pencil! Oh my gosh but but do you see this look so I’ll put this on the canvas now this
little wonderful mauve color we’ll just put a little daub right there a little
daub right here and I’m just building up my layers so let me now add more white
to that and when I add the white it’s gonna become cooler like cool like cool
color temperature cool and of course lighter. So I’m here I get another shade of
mauve by just adding additional white and let’s toss this guy here we’ll just
put him on the painting yeah see we learn all these things about each other
yeah Chrissy-Chrissy is very English because she has her tea. She has her
posh tea and Chrissy now isn’t it that you have you have tea and you said it
was not out of the bag it was the posh kind which is the loose kind the
authentic true English way to do it and I saw that you had milk in your tea or
you always put milk in your tea I do that too. My mother and I took a trip my
dad had a business trip back in the 1980s and I was in high school at the
time and they took me along he was doing some marketing things and we got to go
and stay in London and oh my gosh it was so fabulous and we went to Harrods and
we went to Liberty of London and Burberry and all the different exciting
places to go and we took tea at the Marriott and it was just oh my gosh it
was like a dream then got married and went with my husband and then we went
the we went the more economical way and
we stayed in Croydon and ate at the Pizza Hut in Croydon
but both times and went into the Tube the London Tube it was just a great time
wonderful time but yeah England is so nice
they say the north is nice their posh tea exactly yeah and thank you for
saying that. We stayed in Croydon yeah we did
because what happened was and I have a very funny story about what happened
with this this Croyded thing so we were when we were I want to say it was
Gatwick I can’t remember- Gatwick or Heathrow we were flying out of and my
husband and I and we did not have a rental car we were just taking you know
public transportation everywhere and we wanted to be closer to the I’m gonna mix
up a little green while we’re talking I wanted to be closer we wanted to be
closer to the airport when we went so we said okay let’s just pick a place then
we went to Croydon and what we found was that a lot of the people this is in the
late 80s so a lot of the people were native New Englanders or not Englanders
er native from England people native from England and they were so nice and
we stayed at a bed-and-breakfast there and then we ate at a Pizza Hut and then
I have this- Oh you have relatives in Croydon! I love it!
I love it and Linda can make tea like the north yeah okay so what happened in
Croydon then is there was a Pizza Hut in Croydon and in America it was during the
time of where you go they call it the salad bar and you have
there and then in America you go back over and over and over and many times
through the salad bar and that’s what my husband and I were used to so we thought
okay we’re gonna you know go to this Pizza Hut and we’re gonna go through
their salad bar and so had said – there was an ad they were
running it was like “2 eat for the price of one” and so we went and we’re like oh
that’s great you know we’ll get pizza and we’ll have a salad and we’re gonna
have soda and it’ll be great though that we’re waiting and then they sent out a
small pizza and then one bowl and two sodas and it was just like the picture
they had shown in the just like the picture that they had shown in in the
window but we were thinking just cuz they just showed One Bowl that of course
we would each get our own Bowl and then we were waiting and then they said well
no to eat for the price of one so they wanted us to eat from the One Bowl like
oh man so from that my husband goes and he took we still talked about it because
he like he made the most economical he made like a tower of salad and he put
the boiled potatoes along the edge and made almost like a Oh like an igloo like
an igloo of salad so we both ate a ton of salad but it was because he could
make a giant thing cuz they said you get one trip to the salad bar with this one
bowl and the two of you share so by golly we got our we got our money’s worth out
of that that one Bowl we still talk about it we’ve been married thirty years
going on thirty one years and he’s just a wonderful, wonderful man an igloo of
salad that’s basically what it was oh my gosh but it’s a you know you got to do
what you got to do right but yeah oh my gosh I love England it’s so nice we
ended up going I’ve been there let’s see we will also in Oh
what is the one Canterbury right is Canterbury is the one that Cantebury
Tales but Canterbury England was neat and then we wanted to go what was it oh I’m
thinking you guys what is the one you have 30 years Oh three years Steph-
that’s neat well and it’s funny because it seems
like like it just you know the time just kind of goes by the next thing you know
it’s three years turns and turns into thirty right yeah
Canterbury okay so the Canterbury Tales there’s like this famous set of like
it’s like some kind of tawdry poems something like that but isn’t there a
Canterbury England right I think so but the Canterbury Tales and so they had
like these funny little poems and I want to say Chaucer but I don’t know if
that’s right at all I could be totally off on that but I’m gonna say Chaucer so
my husband is gonna he’s like a big literature person so he’s gonna be
either telling me good job or he’s gonna be like oh no that’s the wrong thing if
when he watches this back later but if you guys know about the Canterbury Tales
write in and say if I’m right if I’m right or if I’m off base I I don’t know
then Bill will tell me tonight when he watches all right so what I’m doing here
now is I just mixed up this color with yellow plus black and so you see when
I’m okay oh so you got it so Canterbury Tales okay yeah yeah yeah but they all
say that they some of them are a little bit saucy some of these Canterbury Tales and have kind of some double meanings
alright so and you know the other thing I might do is I’ve got can you see that
there’s a lot of oil on this though the by brand I’m gonna grab this back here
at the Cobra brand from Royal Talens which I love that
brand they tend to have that and I’ll open it and show you the paint and it
tends to be very oily and so let me guess paper towel moved here don’t get
the him put there there we go but let me just show you when you open your Cobra
and I actually like to wear gloves when I do that because um color yellow no
Pencil, we did not get to York and I want to go back again I you know definitely
we need to go back again it’s been too long alright so this is the Cobra brand from
Royal Talens and this is the water mixable but they have you can’t see it
in here but it’s like there’s a lot of oil that comes with it and what you can
do is you can just take your paper towel or a rag and the excess oil you can just
let that kind of get rid of it unless you’re painting very thinly you’re
painting very thinly then that’s a big advantage then you want to all that
extra oil there I’m just gonna grab my this is the Cobra turquoise blue I love
this but for my technique see all that extra oil that’s in there from my
technique and what it’ll do is it’s it’s easy to time if you’re painting super
thinly like Stef for example paints very thinly on her on her canvas if she does
layer and layer and layer but but a thin coat what’s nice is you don’t have to
add any linseed oil when you do this it is a rich turquoise absolutely and I
love that color it’s super pigmented and and then I’m also gonna do is I didn’t
put any Phthalo blue red shade so let’s get that back out now here so hey how
you a Ibrahim and you’ve been on my streams before thank you for joining and
I always I think I end up saying your name incorrectly but um I want to say
welcome and I’m gonna say hi he and Ibrahim and tell me if I’ve got that
right or how to pronounce it differently this is our Winsor & Newton Artisan
phthalo blue red shade a favorite color of mine I’m gonna just squeeze this onto
our palette but look what a dark color that is super super dark and what I’m
doing before I put my lid on look I’ll show you it’s really important when
you’re oil painting you have to get all the extra paint off before you put your
cap back on because if you put that cap back on and you’ve got a bunch of paint
that’s like stuck all over what will end up happening is your lid won’t go on and
then you’re gonna have like a crusty yucky edge on your on your lid so okay
there we go so now that we have our phthalo blue red shade which is this
really dark kind of luscious dark color but you remember we’re talking about
like that extra oil this is um if you are for example signing your name you
want your paint super super fluid you actually will add more linseed oil so
this is the kind of consistency that’s really nice for doing that but I’m gonna
actually move this off to the side because for my technique I need to have
the paint as stiff as possible since I don’t put any out when I’m doing
oil I don’t just using it right out of the tube it needs to be nice and nice
and stiff okay so now I’ll go in and give him a little massage a little paint
massage a paint massage with a knife the palette knife that sounds painful doesn’t
it a paint massage with the knife okay there we go all right so now he’s ready
to use and I’m just gonna put a little bit of this color just directly on the
canvas so let’s get this set back down and we
can just put a little bit of this right here there we go
I’m also gonna get some right up against the flower because it’s
like it’s important to me that it doesn’t- that my work doesn’t feel like it’s like
cut out or that it’s not integrating that the subject and the foreground
background I want them all to feel like they’re all integrated together and so
overlapping one color onto another is kind of a way to help with that to get
that feeling all right and Haila, where are you located are you in the are
you in Europe? Are you in Asia, Africa U.S.? I guess you could be Australia,
Antarctica I don’t think I know anybody that lives in Antarctica
do you guys know anybody that does do they have internet like a good internet
system so you know I just got and I’m gonna hold this up here thank you so
much pencil okay so I got a little bit I’m gonna hold this right up here you
see I got a little booboo right here I got a little bit of this blue where I
didn’t want it and so I’ll show you what I do to fix that problem let me get
another daub on here there so if that happens which it does sometimes I get
this I’m just moving my paper towel out of the way there we go what I’ll do is
I’ll just mix up another color and so let’s take a little bit of the titanium
white and what I’m doing is mixing a color that’s gonna go on that bloom so
I’m gonna grab just a little bit of yellow a little bit of our CAD yellow
deep and just mix up kind of a nice white white but not a pure white looking
for a warm white kind of a peachy warm white there we go and if I get my greyscale back out the
reason I’m going with a color that’s not exactly white is because you know here’s
our white on the grayscale which is 10 so I’m looking for and if I squint and
look through the keyhole I’m looking for something that’s not exactly a 10 I’m
looking for something that’s more like a 9 or an 8 in value so I think we’ll go
with this this guy here and let’s toss a little bit on the problem little problem
area that I have but we’ll make this thing go away
so oh yes thank you thank you Ibraheim okay all right so
we’ll get a little bit more right there and look there are no problems solved
all right so you know what if you have paint where you don’t want it just cover
it up or wipe it off and then it’s a good thing so what I’ll do now is I’m
also in my work I want to have and if I hold this up very closely I want to have
in any one passage a variety of tones and shades that are all going to be
working together so because I made this a value 2 I know it’s gonna go with the
other colors that I already have on there we’ll just get some little daubs in
here how about one here there we go and also um I appreciate any likes that you
guys give I appreciate if you give me a like and thank you to those who have and so um
the other trick with this technique that I’m doing so this technique I’m doing is
called Daubism and it’s D A U B I S M, I developed this technique in 2000 and
what the technique is basically it’s three dimensional paint but if any of
you guys are familiar with so oh okay you’re going to start painting again
soon okay I love that pencil I love that so the this technique called Daubism
everybody’s familiar I think with pointillism right which is just you know
flat separated colors where the colors do not intermix with each other they
stand each color on their own and then there is mosaic which is individual
pieces of something but they don’t blend together but each or thought of as an
individual thing and then there’s traditional painting which is what’s
underneath all of this I did a traditional under painting so this
technique is really bringing together those three ideas there this is a form
of impasto technique so impasto painting where you’re making a
3-dimensional or a textured look but what’s different than about my technique
than just standard impasto is that I’m not allowing the colors to blend with
each other and then each individual color is isolated from the others and
they’re working together to make from far away a representational item and
then up close it’s really just more about the individual colors not together there we go. So Daubism. DAUBISM I’ll
write it down pencil I’ll grab a paper here just a little scrap paper so it’s it’s Daubism and then Daubism is if you
think of a Venn diagram so back from school, from school this is Divisionism is this
entire thing and Daubism is a form of divisionism and then there’s also
pointillism is a form of divisionism and divisionism in art so hey Davy thank
you so much Davy great to see you so it pops off the canvas a little and and so
yeah and so what divisionism is in art parlance is meaning that you have two
colors that are adjacent but not mixed together or not not doing things so
pointillism if you think about little dots of color and it’s flat and it’s not
mixed so Daubism how that’s different than pointillism it’s a form of
divisionism the Daubism are these cupped forms that we have here not mixed color
but and and they’re and they’re adjacent but but they’re not mix and not blending
but different than pointillism because pointillism is made with a brush and
it’s flat. Daubism is done with knives and spoons palette knives and spoons or other
tools and then you can make these cupped forms so that’s the I guess the way cus
know everybody always ask me well why is it called
you know why Daubism what’s the word Daubism? Back in 2000 when I
was first had started working with this like this this technique what happened
was the gallery owner that represented me Stan Wiederspan-
I brought the paintings in to show him and I said I have this new thing but I
don’t know really what to call it so hey – sharone
how do I say it – Shalom ani art show Romani sure Romani art I think thank you
she Romani art for joining and thank you for saying that
um so I took the painting so here I’ve got just some of the alizarin crimson
I’m gonna mix that with a little bit of purple and a tiny bit of white so I took
it to the gallery owner and Stan Wiederspan and he’s a just a wonderful guy
just a wonderful man he said oh and I said I don’t know what to call this
technique and so oh thank you pencil Pencil, you are so nice you guys are all so
nice so so he said oh I think we should call it Daubism for the daubs of paint
that are that you’re putting on and so the first paintings that I did in this
technique were the daubs were not as thick and tall and they also and I’m
putting just some of this color a kind of this plum color that we mixed up so
that was the permanent alizarin crimson Dioxazine purple a little bit of the
titanium white and then mixed up this and I’ll see we have another food thing
you guys another another food thing this plum color but but anyway so Stan
Wiederspan had coined the term for me then and he said we should calling
your technique Daubism for the daubs of paint since that was the main
characteristic of it is the daubs and that term just stuck now that is also
the term Daubism is also a term that’s also used, just like
some words have got meanings or different ways of
calling it that same thing that term Daubism also is an art term-
an archaic art term- which is referring to people working on collaborating on
something and somebody will do something and then somebody else will put something on
top or modify it in some way that kind of thing so that is another thing I
guess another term or another way to use the word Daubism but we’re using it in
this case to refer to the way I’m doing the work now that I’ve got this on the
flower I’m also trying to get the feeling that the flower is so alive that
some of the color is spreading out and is just in developing and is moving out
onto the water and some of that energy of the flower we can feel in the water
so I’m yeah oh I know I’m addicted to the live streams – there’s something
don’t you think there’s something so personal about interacting and watching
interacting with the other people that are involved in the stream and there’s
something that is like so immediate about it you know so I feel like – like
as artists I feel like we’re you know we work on our own and in our own mind and
there’s something very special about being able to interact with other people
all right okay so now what I’d like to do is work on this section here this
lighter section here when I get something some more three-dimensionality
going so let’s mix up a color using some of this of the phthalo blue red shade
let’s get start a new little one over here okay oh and thank you for saying that
pencil you guys are so nice all right so let’s mix up a little bit of the super
dark phthalo blue red shade a little bit of
our titanium white get that right up on there now we’ll just kind of whip this
guy into shape here we’ll make a special color alright and I’m gonna grab gray scale in
order to know that I’ve got the right color and Grae loves it too yeah
there-there is a good live you know there’s nothing like a good live stream
especially when your other friends are on – that makes it all the more fun
so I’m looking here at this passage and I’m squinting and thinking I’ve got
maybe a value three or four something like that already on the canvas so I
need to make sure that when I do and I squint here that when I’ve and it’s not
a five and it’s not a – I’ve got between I think of three and a four here I think
I’m a little closer to a four but that way I can judge what colors I’m using so
I can put for example there we go I can put this new color in and he’s gonna
work with the other color that’s already there the other value wise like light
versus dark wise and we’re just gonna touch this with the palette knife the
one thing to that these paintings take a super long time to dry so it’ll be several months. The
art galleries that represent me most of them are far away and so I have to ship
the work or send it box it and send it to them and I have a couple of galleries
that are close by. Here in my hometown,
Rock Island Illinois, so CornerHouse Gallery, Rock Island Illinois, Quad City
Arts and then there’s Millward Farrell Fine Art in Madison I can drive my work to
those but these other galleries I’ve got to ship them. There’s one in San Diego:
Adelman Fine Art and the other one Canyon Road Contemporary Art Santa Fe New Mexico. I have to ship those so
the trick then is to I have to wait till they are totally totally dry and that
can be especially because the climates there in the especially if something’s
going like when it’s hot outside the oil paint that is in here it’ll take a very
very long time to dry so I have to wait sometimes you know five or six months
before the painting can go to the gallery if I’m painting in acrylic then
when painting in acrylic and I can ship it much much faster and
send something out much faster but I really love working in the oil.
So Steph you’re asking do so we’ve got the phthalo blue red shade and the white
a little bit of the white and if I add a little bit of the yellow ochre to this
mixture we can make kind of a muted version a little bit more towards green there we go
I want to also say thank you everyone for joining and I appreciate all the
love that you’re giving it’s wonderful internet trouble for a moment on my side
yeah mine is refreshed now too yeah isn’t that annoying when it does
that that’s crazy so I’ll show you what why you guys were out I just took a
little bit of phthalo blue red shade a little bit of the white and a small
amount of the yellow ochre which is considered a true neutral and you
thought was the cruddy weather Madonna yeah and Grae is back to okay good good
good um yeah so the color we can make here look at this kind of wonderful
bluey green kind of uh I don’t know I guess it’s like a Bluegreen soft
Bluegreen kind of color but let’s now put that on so when I’m also aiming to
do is have a combination of and I’ll get that let me get the canvas right up here
so you can see right up here let’s see here we go but I’m gonna put maybe like
a nice thick daub. So in addition to putting these marks on
I’m using one tool and I can make a different size by just how much
pressure is put on so pencil you were back to yeah we all kind of had a weirdness with the internet i think the internet just went a little crazy for a
minute but good to have you back so this um what i’m doing here is i’m just
putting and i just make like a little scoop shovel of the color and just kind
of toss him in there like so there we go and oh you have to leave Divine. Well it
was good you’re listening to ABBA’s Greatest Hits love it Chrissy! Divine oh
my gosh it’s late over there you need to get into bed
oh my goodness you need a good rest so a great look you had asked the question
about getting into galleries yeah grace oh but I have a video about how to get
into galleries what worked for me I would on my youtube channel if you take
a look and it answers a lot of the of the questions that I’m also
planning to do another follow-up video to that as well that will get even
deeper into the questions and that kind of thing so yeah bye, Madonna and have a
good rest and yes and thank you guys it’s really late over there do you know
I’m doing this here and Cedar Rapids Iowa here in the States and it is 10:52AM
so it’s almost 11 o’clock in the morning here on Wednesday so I love it that we
can have friends that are all over the place but everybody everybody’s on their
own schedule and own clock so here is um yeah David
okay sounds good great all right so let’s mix up another green I’m gonna in
fact I’m gonna add a little bit more yellow to the palette my technique does
use a lot of paint I’m gonna actually you know what I’m gonna grab the Arteza
yellow him out of that thing I’m gonna get this well let’s use this one this is
the mid yellow from Arteza. I’m gonna get him out onto the palette there we go and you see what a tiny
little delicate tube this thing is it’s almost six o’clock okay and thank you
great um so pencil it’s almost six by you six PM. Goodness so you are are
you’re seven hours different than me aren’t you yeah you are alright and Chrissy are you is it
let’s see I wonder what time it is by Chrissy yeah I think you know Chrissy
and pencil you guys are nearby kind of near by each other I think you might be
off by his own possibly all right so let’s get a little bit of the Arteza and
you can see the Arteza it is very hasn’t quite also quite a bit
of oil in it so it does not make us high peak so seven hours ahead yeah pencil
okay um add a little bit more black and now what
I want to do is I’m gonna make more of a pastel version of this so first we’ll do
just a nice green by doing the yellow and the black but if you can kind of see
I can feel this with a knife so oh five o’clock okay so you guys are two hours
apart so pencil and Chrissy I thought you guys I figured you two would be
about one hour apart or close or maybe even the same zone but you guys are two
hours apart okay alright so I can feel this with my knife I could feel that the
color is more viscous or it’s more thick with Arteza than with the other brands than with the Cobra or the just because it’s got a little bit
more oil in it naturally alright so let’s get a little bit of this and what
I’m just doing is I’m putting in a variety of sizes of marks and by doing
that it builds up some variety it’s um
almost like spice on your food by having small marks and big marks and that kind
of thing it’s 5 p.m. by you Davy okay yeah so you’re this thing you’re in the same time zone as Chrissy is there we go and I’m gonna bring the canvas right up
close so I’ll just put one right in here I’m aiming for a cupped form I like if I
get these little like a little canoe hello or a little boat of paint
what about Chrissy did a neat live stream if you guys all caught that and
she was doing a boat using just a limited palette that was very pretty
yep 5:00 p.m. okay but Chrissy I liked the boat so Chrissy I’m making little
boats out of paint here you are making a boat with paint and I’ll I’ll do will do
like a 3-D boat a little little paint boat okay so now back on this foreground
area and also in this I can see that I need to give this a little bit of
attention so facepalm a whole pencil oh that’s like you are so funny I don’t get
a kick out of you guys are funny it’s good to have fun isn’t it it’s a good
thing so let me show you what we can do here I’m gonna look at this value here
so let me get the viewfinder the value finder and this section in here
underneath I’m looking at the under painting I think we have about a three
or a two for value so I need to mix up a color that is going to be a three or a
two so that it will coordinate and blend properly now this turquoise that we have
the Cobra turquoise is closer it’s about a three or two already so I know
that when I work with this I can try and match that value
I’m gonna take and I’m gonna make this more gray yeah
pencil you have to catch Chrissy’s stream because she she is just a riot and we
always had a lot of fun let me grab a little bit of this orange so orange and
blue are across the color wheel from each other when I mix these together I’m
gonna be making a neutral so it’ll be actually interestingly and always
darkens it up a little bit and that’s actually fine because I wanted the value
a little bit darker than what we already had in here so can you see that we make
a more muted, more grayed version and slightly darker get that right up on
there slightly darker than what we had originally all right now applying this to the canvas there we
go but what I like about so it’s like I want my paintings to feel like they have
a lot of energy and that type of thing but I’m also trying to approach them
from this I’ll say a scientific perspective I’m trying to approach them
from as measured a perspective as as possible oh you’re eating you can’t find Davy
on Instagram you’re eating pizza and being so what kind of beans like green
beans yeah tell me yeah put Davy’s insta on there cuz I’m not
following him on insta if you guys are on Instagram I am Dena Tollefson also
on Instagram and you guys put your Instagram handles on there and people
can find you then I will go back after and look on the chat and I will be
making sure to subscribe to all of you guys on Instagram as well ok so I’m just
using this kind of this turquoise dark dark turquoise grey that we made and
grays don’t have to always just be black and white black mixed with white
you can make all these interesting grays by taking the color compliment
and yes I follow you Chrissy and you’re awesome and then Thank You Davy and
paste it yes but Steph needs to put hers out on there too
Oh your paintings do Funyuns yeah yeah yeah ok good good good alright so I’m
just putting in some of these just building up the texture and getting this
on here and my overall goal is to have it be colorful but like a controlled
color or controlled carefulness with texture all right okay so now I’m gonna think about so
it’s just a process of what needs something now yet I think like I think
we could still use a little bit of interest up in this area here so
let’s make a gray. I would just start with a gray with just white titanium white
and a little bit of this black and let’s mix up a gray just a straight pure grey alright you’re following Steph okay
excellent yeah yeah yeah good good good okay and pencil yes
and Davy okay awesome yeah and I always think it’s interesting
to when you if you’re on one platform and then you go to another platform
sometimes people you can right away recognize their work and other times
it’s like you can’t I always think that’s interesting from a branding
perspective so this color so you can see when I’m mixing I mixed a color that’s
almost the color of the palette so we had we talked about our palette being
between a I guess a what a six and a seven value six and value seven and I’ve
got right now probably what do you call that maybe like a 9 or an 8 so we’ve got
a light grey so looking at my painting I could put that light gray and I think
I’ll do that now I could put touches of that light gray get that right up on
here because I already have very light colors on here so but when I put this
light gray it’s important to put grey in your work I think because the gray will
kind of tie everything together kind of like if you have when you wear your
clothing if you put grey on with something it kind of tones it down or
brings it all together unifies it but I can put this gray color here on the
lightest passages and it will just kind of work with the other colors but I like
the idea of you’ll post what you’re painting might
be too long for YouTube yeah you know what I think again try that I don’t know
Chrissy if you want to try like a part 1 part 2 you do like what Steph does. Steph is up to part 6 on something which I love her Cypress Point painting
is up to she’s done part 5 and she was working on cypress trees detailing her
cypress trees and I don’t know Steph what would you say that those are I’m
trying to remember the length of those were they like it was like 20 minutes 25
minutes something like that for each one something like that
so hey Carey! Hey great to see you Carey thank you for joining you guys are all
so awesome all right and let’s get an edge over here so just
incorporating the gray what I feel like the gray does it just kind of brings all
the colors together a little bit of gray and okay so so Steph you’re saying your the
videos are between nine and 20 minutes two to six hours painting each piece
each week condense it down for YouTube yeah yeah so so I think that that is a
great way the way you’re doing it it’s a great way to do it in the multiple parts
it’s excellent all right so now that we have this
lighter gray, I’ve used the lighter gray in the lighter passages I can make add a
little bit more dark and then I can put the gray also on to the lily pad so let
me add a little bit more black yeah that sounds good Chrissy yeah yeah yeah
excellent okay so I’m adding a little bit more black and my goal is to make a
color and I actually have one here so I can squint down and see when the value
is dark enough and it looks similar and it’s not dark enough yet let me add a
little more black the titanium white is a strong tinter I mean black is super
strong to you but you have to put quite a bit of black when you’re mixing with
white all right let’s go here let’s see what we’ve got Chrissy is working on and I am so excited
to see this it was you said it was cowboy boots and a cowboy hat or it was
Cowboys and cowboy boots what was it something like that tell us again what
that was because you said it was cowboy related but boots and a
hat or a cowboy and a boots and a cowboy hat and a cowboy
some cowboy related items okay so now we’re close I think I’m just gonna even
a little bit more black to this gray okay there we go that’s getting good so
let’s see what we’ve got here okay boots guitar and and a cowboy hat okay yeah
yeah yeah you need some tea, Carey you need some tea
you need your cup of brew Carey would say okay I’ve got about a five
here for the value so I think we’re like we’re ready to put it on so sometimes
when you put like a gray on two lily pads or do something like that it almost
gives the effect like it’s water or like a water droplet like to try and do that there we go just a little touch here we can get a
little touch in the water I already have some gray they’re just gonna add a
little bit more and I can also put the gray in the front this is a warm the
color looks warm next to the blues so I’m gonna warm that up a cup of tesla’s
green tea will do you find now pencil is that the it has to be the posh tea
that’s not in the bag so Crissy won’t drink it it needs to be loose tea right
alright let’s add a little bit more of the phthalo blue red shade to this
grey that we mixed up because in the foreground I can see I like the grey but
I feel like it’s too warm the shade is too warm I need to cool it
down by adding blue oh you can imagine the technique in for a water splashing
painting oh that would be interesting Carey! Yeah yeah yeah and you ate your
pizza and beans and enjoyed the pack okay what kind of beans were they I’m
picturing more than green beans or where they like those navy like a pinto bean
there’s so many types of beans we need to know what you’re eating we need to
know your nutrition okay so there we go so we make kind of a blue-gray in here you’ve Oh pencil okay I tell you so
since I’m from America we have all the tea that I’m drinking is in a bag okay
Oh Branston baked beans okay all right my husband likes baked beans but you’ve
never had – have never had tea that wasn’t in a tea
bag pencil you’re like me everything I’ve got all my teas in the tea bag but
Chrissy, Chrissy is going to posh route and she’s going with the full-on
tea experience there’s a I want to say there’s a brand Twinings Twinings tea
that we get here and I believe that’s made in England I believe in the UK
somewhere I believe but that’s an iced tea and I like that a lot
all right Typhoo tea yeah that’s great all right so next step is now I’m just
gonna kind of take a look and see what needs a little attention I think we
could maybe use some purple because doesn’t doesn’t Purple’s always a good
thing so let’s make up a dark purple I’m going to add the purple to this existing
kind of berry color a plum color that we had feel like just we need a few more
cool colors in here all right so we have this kind of grape color
let’s get him put in here very good I’m gonna hold the canvas up a little closer
there we go how about one right there so one thing I
am trying to always kind of keep in mind although I’ve got a lot of um your
favorite is a bus I knew when you found chai yeah
chai tea oh my gosh I love chai tea and I don’t know if anybody knows where chai
tea originated I want to say maybe is it Pakistani or Indian Morocco something
like that I don’t know where that originated but yeah chai tea is really
delicious my husband and I were at a Indian restaurant the other day and they
had served a chai tea and it was really good so all right well guys in a word
YUM yeah it is it absolutely is great you’re right
you’re right aren’t you guys now um I’ve done I think I’ve got the painting now
at this stage where I’m gonna call it complete so so therefore we’re going to
end the livestream and I want to thank you guys so much for joining me and you
guys are awesome so it doesn’t even taste like a food product it’s like
heaven yeah it is well you know Chinese it’s eh eh I just saying they basically
invented tea that could be punk pencil that’s possible so and thank you guys
and thank you for your compliments you guys are all so nice so I want to thank
you everyone for joining and I hope that you guys will you know come back again
next time I do a live stream Oh whoopsie there I just dropped my knife let me
grab that all right so until next time you guys is Dena Tollefson- bye!!

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