Under the Painting…

…is the Underpainting! I like to cover the white of the canvas with the local color. Some of the underpainting may show through between the thicker brushstrokes of the final layer. The paint is thinned with Linseed Stand Oil and Odorless Mineral Spirits. The drawing shows through. Here’s the palette …

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On the Easel Today

12×9 Color Study  I am getting started on the underpainting for “Mill Stream Fishermen,” a 48″ x 36″ canvas which will hang in a dining room here in Orange County. I have done a composition in PhotoShop, and a quarter-scale color study. I’ve sketched the shapes on the canvas with …

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Awning Progress

The window awning is 3/4 of the way painted. It looks good from across the room. I like the colors and the loose technique with no blending. For this project, the acrylic paint is easier to use than oil would be.