Sunday, July 3, 2011

Underpainting finished

I bought a table top easel yesterday and a palette, earlier in the week I'd bought all the acrylic paint I needed.  I really wanted to try the Golden Fluid Acrylics that Jane recommended in the class but it's not easy to come by in Australia so I decided to go with Matisse Flow paints instead.

This morning I did the underpainting using grey and white paint.  It took me around 2 hours.  I found it pretty hard, I've never painted before.  Creating the right shades of paint and blending is difficult.  When I first started I thought "oh my god, I'm not going to be able to do this", but I persisted and I'm quite happy with the result.  Next step will be to paint skin tones and add some colour.

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