I was all ready to start last week but didn't have the right colors. (I actually did try painting with the colors that I had, and it was disastrous!) Usually I just drive on over to my local Pearl's art store and get my alkyds there, but sadly, they closed. What is even sadder is that the remaining art stores in San Francisco don't carry alkyds and I had to order them online. So now I am waiting, patiently, for my paints to arrive so that I can do some experimenting. They are supposed to arrive on Wednesday, which means I should be ready to go on Thursday of next week.
In the meantime, I started another "B&W" one. (Technically they are done in raw umber and white, hence the quotation marks.) I will be doing a number of these pieces throughout the year and here is the first one:
|Close-up of the newest painting.|
|Newest painting with original photo attached.|
This is still in the underpainting painting phase. In fact, I still have a lot of underpainting to do... I should probably be done with this one next week, just in time to start a colored one!