….the hidden drawing under my oil paintings. Each painting starts out as a measured line drawing composed of grids and angled lines in charcoal. The process takes several hours to complete. It’s a challenge to take a completely blank, white surface and transform it into something that resembles reality. When the subject is in its proper place, I begin to add darks and lights. Traditionally for the next stage, oil painters will begin the painting process by adding a translucent wash of oil color, and with a rag, erase or pull out the whites. At this stage, I choose to use dry media. My intention is to add a limited range of value and a warmth. By using dry media, I am able to keep the drawing intact (and clean) and further enhance the value map with stronger lights and darks. Stay tuned for the finished painting!
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