Friday, August 12, 2011

Soot experiment IV - step II... Gauging the influence of brown!

I tried a second coat this afternoon, somewhat impatient about the impact of the brown underpainting...

I reminded myself that, in watercolor, raw umber and Prussian blue were a good combination in a monochromatic color scheme. All of sudden, I know that lips and eyes need to get bigger... and they will!

Note to self: "It dawned on me that soot in conjunction with brou de noix would make for a perfect underpainting."

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