Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Do You Ever Draw on Canvas w/ Pencil?

"Apple-Cheeked Beauty"
Oil on canvas, 6" sq.,  c. Catherine Vines

Did you know all your pencil marks may still show through? I did - and I still drew with pencil! And they do show. Talk about a slow learner. I am experimenting with paints for different skin colors. This combination is a very straight-forward cad red light, yellow ochre, and white. Initially I tried some viridian for shadows, but finally used some of the same burnt umber as in the hair - which also uses naples yellow and white. The background is the cad red and viridian = grey.

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