Posted on August 11, 2016

For an underpainting I mix 60% mineral spirits/40% linseed oil with burnt umber on my palette and I take a fine brush and carefully draw it all on. There will be no skin in this painting, so I can be a little sloppier with my lines, in that none will show through the skin and I can always add a little more paint to cover them up. I am finishing a blanket here that has very fine lines and it is difficult to have in the correct correlation to one another, but I have decided to paint in the lines instead of painting it one solid colour because it will make for a more mesmerizing image.

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