Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Nap in the Sun (in progress)

A Nap in the Sun (in progress)
10 x 10
oil on canvas


I started this underpainting today, along with several others. My underpaintings are usually neutral although when I am doing portraits, I sometimes like to use a crimson color to warm up the skin tones. I really enjoy the process of making the underpainting disappear. There is something really satisfying about laying a luminous color on top of a muddy neutral. I am looking forward to finishing this painting of my cat. It was pretty cute today when she laid on my lap while I painted her. I think she was making sure it met her approval! I will be posting the finished product soon!

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