Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Starting with the background today, I have laid in a very thin wash of Dick Blick Sepia and Cerulean Blue mix.  I used an odorless thinner to give the paint better flow and keep it lean for the next layer that will end up going on top of this layer.  I did this so that I will have a good dark to judge the rest of my darks and lights against.  The linen canvas already was a yellowish tint, but I wanted to be sure and not get my color mixes too dark as I progress.  Many times I will tone my canvas ahead of time with a gray tone. 

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