unfinished glazing effort (see the first underpainting on March 15)
Glazing with an underpainting is a VERY different method.
What I have learned so far:
1. The underpainting really should look exactly as you want the painting to look but without the color. Changes are hard to make. Edges are hard to soften. Notice in the painting above the tracks of my underpainting strokes are strong. Tonalist underpaintings describe more rather than suggest more. I have always loved "track marks"..but I am not sure if this is desired.
2. Working with glazes quickly works up very dark.
3. Keep the lights very light till you want to glaze them.
What I knew, but has been reinforced to the max:
1. the plein air painting experience is a very emotional experience while the studio experience is an intellectual one.
2.Due to the nature of plein air painting it is much more an exploration to understand how color in space works.
3. Due to the nature of studio painting it is much more an exploration of creating an illusion
Please feel free to argue a point or agree, give suggestions.
Now I am off to the dentist for my last segment of my dental surgery. Wish me luck!