Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Underpainting


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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i would have just diped into some benjamine moore dark blue paint.
lol
you got the talent sis
love mike

Osprey Bait said...

Hi Donna!
Lori Corbett here...I just had to chime in and say thank you for the mention. You are doing fantastic work. KUDOS for applying your techniques with those in the book and making a bird uniquely your own. It's exciting to watch.
Lori (aka...Osprey Bait)

Nikki said...

Hi Donna,
Yes you were right. This is just what we needed. What perfect workmanship and amzing attention to detail. My husband will surely get a lot of use out of this.
Thanks
Nikki