I usually do three layers of paint: 1. underpainting, 2. second, more defining layer, 3. highlights and accents. I really need the underpainting to dry before adding the next layer, because if I don't, the paint just lifts off the panel when I try to add the next layer. It can get pretty patchy looking if I don't wait.
So, while I was waiting for the underpainting to dry, I decided to start the underpainting for a second piece. I can already tell I will be getting "hate" emails begging me not to cover the eyes of this next one...
|This what I started with this morning.|
|The underpainting completed. Final size of the painting is 30"x24". I|
really like having the large amount of white space on top.
Here's the painting I started while I was waiting for the paint to dry on the above piece:
|This painting is 16"x16"...it's a small one!|