Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fallen leaf 8" x 10" oil

It was a struggle painting this one today.   At first I could not get a good composition on a square format so I went with an 8x10.   The surface was a slick masonite panel with a layer of very smooth almost shiny gesso.   So at first the paint was slick and showed the brush marks.   After I had blocked in basic color/value everywhere it was time for lunch.   That was the best thing because that allowed time for the paint to soak in a bit and when I came back from lunch it was easier to paint on.   Next time I will put on a layer of grey acrylic before painting.

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