Rouge Royal created by Pierre Finkelstein
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Paints used are from the Proceed Paint line:
Step 1: Basecoat is light grey with a glaze(proceed low viscosity) with
white raw umber, ultra blue, black to get a warm grey using the chiqueter I apply several layers of grey modifying the tonality with my palette,
black, white and a mixed glaze that I use. Working in red and giving little twists here and there giving a little texture.
Step 2: More of the same adding darker and darker values. Medium color adding black or raw umber for variation.
Step 3:With the handle of a synthetic spalter I am drawing in the wet
glaze the twister shape forms characterizing the rouge royale. I do this
to establish certain shapes to visualize them on the background.
Step 4: Using the synthetic spalter I double load it with white and black on the tips I start following the interiors of those twister shapes that I drew previously.
Step 5: Adding more twisters following the outline varying the intensity
Step 6: Still adding more using darker values.
Step 7: With a round badger I blend everything lightly to get a mother
edge. Lightly smoothing out the background.
Step 8: This is the first step. While it is wet I am going to cheat a little
with a two header loaded with a mix tonality composed of, red ochre, yellow ochre and black and white. I create a brick tonality and start
cutting in around my twisters giving it a very twisted shape.
Step 9: This shows me really working on the cutting of the twisters. You can see the palette is loaded with the medium tones. I modify using
yellow and red ochre. As I get around the board I change the color.
Step 10: Using the chiqueter I fill up the rest of the board away from the
Step 11: This is what the panel looks like when the step is completed with the red.
Step 12: Further detailing with a sable pointed two header. Light smoothing with badger here and there.
Step 13: While still wet with a fine pointed marble brush I add thin dark veins(dark umber, black, red ochre) I start detailing certain sides of the
twister and a network fine dark thin vein multi-directional.
Smooth lightly the veins with badger.
Step 14: This shows going over the entire board with a transparent
off white chiqueter (white, proceed glaze, red ochre yellow ochre)
Step 15: Opened chiqueter over the entire area.
Step 16: Here I smooth out the panel with a badger. Let panel dry completely Give light sanding. Now we start the fissures using white with a little red ochre and yellow ochre making sure it is fairly opaque using flat veining brush and marbling brushes.
Step 17: Strong very broken brush like veins are added being very
dynamic and very spontaneous creating my main vein.
Step 18: Adding finer more transparent fissures connecting the twisters working in multi direction in a dynamic lighting bolt like veins. (not worm like or round)
Step 19: Showing more veining
Step 20: Smoothing out with a badger. You can see now the finished panel
I have taped my sample on the pilaster to show the client what this
would look like on a pilaster.
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Also here are some finished panels for you to look at: