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Congratulations! Your art piece “The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy by Bj deCastro” is the AZooNY.com artwork of the day! Your piece will be featured on theÂ http://AZooNY.comÂ homepage for the next 24 hours.
The Azoony website is a big fan of deCastro’s work and has chosen one ofÂ Bj.’s favorite paintings to exhibit on their homepage today. Bj. deCastro’s painting, “Lola, The Maltese” is Featured Artwork of the Day at http://azoony.com/
The Artist’s Eye oil painting is done. Now it will sit in my gameroom until it is cured.
“Congratulations!” “Your art piece offering “The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy by Bj deCastro” is the AZooNY.com artwork of the day!”…azoony.com
Bj. deCastro’s watercolor painting, Capriole, Vienna, was the Featured Art of The Day by Azoony!
Moving all over the canvas…I adjust the finest details, adjust the shadows and more importantly, the warm sculpting glow of the morning sun on all the objects it touches. I signed the piece and then mounted it on my desktop Best easel.Â Then I always move the completed piece into my house from room to … Continue reading
I reached for my favorite brushes..numbers 2, 1 and 0.Â Now comes the reward! I moved from middle to foreground laying in all the details and modeling all the finest elements. As I move around the painting, I am also making value changes in darks and lights. I layed the form layer for the foreground … Continue reading
It was finally time to lay in the foreground road… As I needed to protect the foreground fencing, after each layer (3), I would ‘clean’ all the way down to the underpainting on each post and rail.
I worked the details on the oak tree trunk using the darkest values.Â I mixed burnt umber and burnt sienna for the darkest darks.Â Then I added a touch of titanium white to accentuate the bark high spots.Â After this dries, I will come in and accent the finest details with the lightest value, or … Continue reading
Â I began putting the dark and lightest values in the middle ground.Â Â Then I needed to paint the light green and lavendar leaves that were behind the main oak tree.Â After they were in, I layed in the darks on the tree. This will cure over the weekend and then I can start the … Continue reading