More Face-Off warm up. 20 minute sessions. You may see my first couple of practice post here and here. Enjoy...I did!
In the first 20 minutes I did a line drawing using burnt umber paint straight out of the tube. My canvas is a Fredrix, Pro, Belgian Linen, previously stained with Gamblin Fast Matte, in a combination of transparent earth red and ultramarine blue.
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|Dan, 20x16, oil on Belgian linen|
What was working well:
~I'm fairly happy with the brushwork on this one.
~Pre-mixed color worked well.
~Using no medium worked fairly well, I'd like to try a little medium again and just control it a little better.
Things to work on:
~I still need to speed up. This was a little longer than 3 hours, I'd like to get it down to 2 1/2.
~I want to consider the entire painting composition more fully from the start.
~Work on the background a bit more, maybe with more transparent paint...