Thursday, 6 January 2011

Underpainting with gouache

I found this early stage of a painting that's on display right now - it shows a more advanced stage of underpainting with gouache, just before i start to work into it with pastels - while the gouache is still wet. This gives a great 'impasto' texture which builds up, and the raw pastel pigment mixes into the gouache and turns to paint, like magic! Mouth-watering! This year I plan to develop more stages with oils and/or acrylics as underpaintings too.

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