Good Morning Peeps... Had to take yesterday off, feeling a little under the weather. Anyway I'm back to work this morning.
On Tuesday, I did an underpainting. This is something I don't normally do. For the most part I start painting on a blank white canvas. But after doing my study in pastel, I decided to underpaint this canvas.
Why do an underpainting? You ask. Simply said to keep the white canvas from showing through. An underpainting usually done with a neutral color of paint. I used a burnt umber wash with Flashe Paint. What is a wash? It's paint, watercolor or ink that has been diluted with water to make a semi transparent layer of color.
After that was painted I let it dry overnight so that when I come back to paint I won't be pushing color around If I try to paint too long the colors started bending into each other and it becomes a muddy mess.
Looking at the result of the underpainting after it dried, I saw the beginning of the painting. I can see where I might change a few things from the original photo and the studies I did. Once in a while the painting paints itself. I just go where the paint leads me.
Right now this doesn't look like much. I going to start getting the elements to make their appearance. Then let it dry overnight.
So now I'm off to my studio to get busy.
If you stop by let me know if this was helpful or what you think. I love hearing from you.