Monday, April 29, 2013

difference with an underpainting

lake 1
lake 1 underpainting
 Last week I was playing with my underpaintings. I did two different versions at the same time. Then I painted on the dried underpaintings. Both were done with Nu pastels moistened with mineral spirits. I was looking to see how I respond differently to the underneath colors.
Only the side of the pastel stick was used. The purpose was to keep away from drawing the scene and just respond to the color edges.
lake 2
lake 2 underpainting


Donna T said...

Nice results from both underpaintings! Do bolder colored underpaintings make for different responses or moods? Interesting ...

loriann signori said...

Hi Donna,
Oh yes! I have tried all sorts, even black underpaintings. It all matters. It effects the way you approach the painting down to the final outcome.

Nora MacPhail said...

Your artwork is beautiful. Really subtle and light. Happy Painting.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Nora!