Friday, July 22, 2011

Abstract Underpaintings

Abstract brush strokes makes a great stage for an underpainting. On dry 140# Arches rough paper big lose strokes are painted there is no drawing.

When paper is dry, using a store front photograph, I made up my own scene...with the lady and other shapes. Negative shapes here and there with a few more darks finished the painting. Looking closely at the finish, hints of the underpainting show through...underpaintings can be applied to dry or wet paper.


  1. I like the colors that shine through. The yellow under painting on the awning. With the red glaze then it turns a pretty orange.

  2. Great colorful sweeping lines in initial underpainting strokes (could be used for anything) that support the overlying realistic design. Love it!!!


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