From Charcoal to Color


From charcoal to color - oil paintings 2014 by Stefan Stenudd.

Oil paintings and their charcoal sketches, by Stefan Stenudd



It starts with charcoal sketches

Here are some of my 2014 paintings - and their charcoal sketches before I started putting on the oil colors.





       My first batch of 2014 paintings had the theme Hands On. First it was just hands, then hands on bodies. I move on with this theme, but the bodies seem to get more and more in focus.        The hands paintings are all in black and white, but as I've continued on the theme of hands and bodies, colors have started to emerge. The first one hesitantly introduces two colors: light ocher and burnt umber. On the second and third one I used them in abundance. You see them below, as well as their original charcoal sketches.

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Hands On Bodies 10. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


       Here is the charcoal sketch I did at first on the canvas. I thought it might be interesting to see what it looked like before I started with the oil colors. I usually spend quite some time drawing and editing the image with charcoal, before the actual painting begins.



Hands On Bodies 10. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.



Hands On Bodies 11. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


       The charcoal sketch of the above painting:



Hands On Bodies 11. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.



Hands On Bodies 12. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


       The charcoal sketch of the above painting:



Hands On Bodies 12. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.



Hands On Bodies 13. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


       The charcoal sketch of the above painting:



Hands On Bodies 13. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.



Hands On Bodies 14. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


       The charcoal sketch of the above painting:



Hands On Bodies 14. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.



Earlier 2014 Paintings

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More 2014 Paintings

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