Today, we begin our demo, and the portrait of Trina. I plan to move through my painting as I would if it were not a demo. I will be bouncing around my painting, which I try not to do when doing a demonstration. I will photograph my progress in 15 minute intervals so you will be able to see the process.
Once again, here is my palette:
New Gamboge Van Dyke Brown
Burnt Sienna Brown Madder
Alizarin Crimson Indanthrene Blue
Ultramarine Blue Cadmium Red
Cerulean Blue Cadmium Orange
I begin with a weak mix of New Gamboge and Burnt Sienna in the face, hands, skirts on her leggings and parts of the saddle. I add a weak purple mix of Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson to Trina’s buckaroo style hat. These are early washes that serve as the underpainting and get my painting going.
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