Sunday, July 29, 2018

I Know. I Should Finish Something

...instead of starting something new. But this painting is begging to be started.

I've been using straight-out-of-the-tube Van Dyke Brown Deep from Sennelier for the shadows, but something seems to suggest (do I hear my friend Alex's voice in my head?) that it might be better to mix my own browns. I looked at a few online sources yesterday and think that I'll do the underpainting in the VDB but then wash over it with a mix of Cad Red Deep or maybe even Alizarin Crimson, and Thalo Green. I want the shadows to have more depth, more richness.

Closing Up, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

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