This is the gray layer of my Still Life Onion. Please remember, in this still-life-onion-demonstration you can put in a few details as you are able, but do not attempt texture at this point. Your main focus is to capture the half tones and shadows.
I've applied paint to each item in the painting
The lighter areas are applied very thickly.
The darks are applied thinly.
Some initial blending with a small brush to blend the edges and where layers meet.
Additional blending within each object.
Then big brush blending within each object.
Continued big brush blending.
Each object is small mop brush blended, then large mop brush blending.
The picture ready for the color layers!
Come back soon to see the color layers being added in.