Friday, February 26, 2010

100226 UnderPainting

I dont have to much experience painting in oil. I'm taking a workshop with Gretchen Lopez at the Sedona Art Center in Sedona. One approach to oil painting that was presented today is to block in the image, making sure that everything is where you want it. If you need to make changes you want to make them early in the painting. If your to far into the painting and find that something needs to be changed, it saps the wind from your sails, and you could loose your momentum and worse your enthusiasim. So you want to block everything in and establish your darks and lights. This is called the underpainting, and this is how the Old Masters painted. The color will be added when I go back to class next week. Until then, Happy Painting.

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