Demonstration: How to Paint the Basic Shapes Monochromatically in oil paint

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 The finished painting in
Lamp Black and white oil paint.  8"x10" on canvas
Before you do this you may want to learn how to draw the sphere first.  Use this link:
 The photo of the basic shapes I'm working from.

 Linseed oil in a squeeze bottle.

 Rag with Lamp Black oil paint

 Turpenoid Odorless Paint Thinner on the rag

 Drawing aids, compass with charcoal pencil, t square, ellipse guide.  
Really it's okay to use them!

 Using a rag with a bit of thinner to wipe out the lights.

 Work background to front.  It will give you nicer edges.

 Mixing the middle tones on the glass palette.

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