Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Perkins Cove Dingy #4 (Monochromatic Underpainting)

This is actually a bit more than a monochromatic underpainting, I glazed in additional darks in the shadow areas.

I'm beginning to feel more comfortable about my oil process. I still need pleanty of tuning but I think I'm getting a better grip on a working method. I'm trying to keep my shadow areas transparent while maintaining a life in them (They may be too dark here, we'll see how it goes in the finished painting).

At this point I feel as though my drawing skill is better than my oil painting skill. I'm feeling pretty good though, I've learned a lot from these little studies.

Onward I go...

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