Friday, February 7, 2014

Azalea Park, Step 4

The Underpainting
For the underpainting, I combined burnt sienna and ultramarine blue to make a dark, warm tone.  Then I carefully followed the charcoal lines, wiping them off with a rag as I proceeded.  I used a medium of Liquin and OMS (odorless mineral spirits) in a proportion of about 1:1.

For the lighter areas, I used more medium to thin the paint.  I paid careful attention to the light and shadow patterns so I could begin to get a sense of the sunlight on the azaleas and the path.

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