Paint an enigmatic image according to Dali

Create a work of art revolving around the theme of enigmatic images using the vivid and dominating colours of the Huile d'Art range.

 

The Material:

  • 1 tube of Huile d'Art Titanium White n° 111 
  • 1 tube of Huile d'Art Light Yellow n° 269  
  • 1 tube of Huile d'Art Cadmium Yellow Medium n° 222
  • 1 tube of Huile d'Art Oriental Red n° 271
  • 1 tube of Huile d'Art Prussian blue n° 116
  • 1 tube of Huile d'Art Burnt Sienna no 135
  • 1 bottle of clarified poppy seed oil
  • 1 bottle of Fragonard odourless mineral spirit
  • 1 Fragonard expert linen stretcher with universal coating
  • 1 flat Gala paint brush n°10 and n°20
  • 1 round Gala paint brush n°0

Pébéo will lead you, in a few steps, in the creation of this work of art. 

Follow Dalí: art of the surreal

Paint an enigmatic image according

Painting in the manner of an enigmatic image, Dalí style.

Material

The Material: - 1 tube of Huile d'Art Titanium White n° 111  - 1 tube of Huile d'Art Light Yellow n° 269   - 1 tube of Huile d'Art Cadmium Yellow Medium n° 222 - 1 tube of Huile d'Art Oriental Red n° 271 - 1 tube of Huile d'Art Prussian blue n° 116 - 1 tube of Huile d'Art Burnt Sienna no 135 - 1 bottle of clarified poppy seed oil - 1 bottle of Fragonard odourless mineral spirit - 1 Fragonard expert linen stretcher with universal coating - 1 flat Gala paint brush n°10 and n°20- 1 round Gala paint brush n°0

Step 1

Step 1: Draw the sketch using a charcoal. Fix your drawing with fixative.

Step 2

Step 2: Using the flat paint brush n°20, apply the Prussian blue colour to the top of your canvas. Then mix this colour with light yellow, apply the mixed colour in a gradient to the rest of the sky while avoiding the clouds.

Step 3

Step 3: Work on the cloud with the cadmium yellow medium colour. Use Prussian blue to emphasize shadows. Then, with a brush, work the effects on the cloud.

Step 4

Step 4: With Prussian blue, return to the to the top of the sky around the cloud to add additional contrast. 

Step 5

Step 5: Improve the effects of the cloud by using the Light yellow and Titanium white colours directly on the cloud in order to add more dimension.

Step 6

Step 6: Using the colour Prussian blue create the horizon that will define the limits between the sky and the sea.

Step 7

Step 7: Using the light yellow colour create a gradation effect from the horizon up to the face, avoiding the silhouette in the sea.

Step 8: Work with Cadmium yellow medium and Prussian blue on the rocks. Then, with a touch of Titanium white, go over the colours to obtain a shade ranging between yellow, grey and blue.

Step 9

Step 9: With a touch of Burnt sienna and Oriental red, paint the silhouette. Then, using a combination of Prussian blue and Oriental red, paint the hair, shirt as well as her reflection in the water. Finally, with a touch of Titanium white, lighten up the right side of the silhouette and the details of the central rock.

Step 10

Step 10: With the Burnt sienna and a touch of Prussian blue, start to work on the shadows of the face and hair. 

Step 11

Step 11: Again using Burnt Sienna, refine the face by adding light to the areas requiring more dimension. 

Step 12

Step 12: To perfect the face add a touch of Light yellow to add light to the areas requiring more dimension and to the hair.

Step 13: Use the Titanium white colour around the face to add more contrast, and to the hair. Your painting is completed!