|painting in progress-one layer of paint on top of tone and grisaille|
1.Make a value painting in pastel on paper as a reference for the Painting. With that "removed grisaille" I have worked out all the major value decisions.
2. Tone the board (wood covered with gesso or canvas/linen) with a warm color.
3. Paint the 3 or so large masses with solid color- cool for shadow, warm for light
4.Apply a grisaille to the toned board
5. Paint in very thin layers (still using Liquin till my other substances arrive)Many of my paints are transparent paints, but not all. Read the labels of your paints and you will see their level of transparency. Gamblin is great for their informative labels. Check out the amazing Gamblin site, especially these two links: indirect painting and an explanation about why it works.
|plein air reference painting|
I hope that helps you Moss.
P.S. Part one of Deborah Paris's interview tomorrow!!!