Tuesday, October 18, 2005
The first coat of paint is called the undercoat. It is usually done very thinly and with muted colors. You know if the paint has been thinned enough if you can paint on a piece of printing and can easily read through the paint. That is very thin, but we don't want to obliterate all the fine burned details, now do we. I am following my own painting scheme here, but refering to the color mixture and details in the book. I was missing about half of the recommended
colors, so I had to improvise. The blue is ultramarine, cobalt, white, raw umber, and a little violet. The russet is burnt siena with a little white and black. The white is white with some of the russet mixed in to warm it up. The black is ultramarine and raw umber. It isn't very pretty now, but succeeding coats of paint will make great improvements. You'll see.