Underpainting: Why You Need to Do It

Develop Contrast and Values Before Color Sometimes when starting a new oil painting, nothing can be more intimidating than a big white blank canvas staring you down. Each paint squeezed out on your palette looking more vibrant, vivid and intimidating. If you’re the type of person who see’s that blank canvas and it terrifies you…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 24/06/2014

Mixed Up Media? by Wilson Bickford

Here are a couple of paintings that I’ve done over the past couple of days. Both utilized some Acrylic underpainting, but are essentially “Oil paintings.” The sunflowers were started yesterday and finished today. I had added Alkyd medium to the Oils to speed the drying, so that it was virtually dry over-night. That made it…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010