Tuesday, September 25, 2012


 "Hesper"  (pastel, 7x5 inches)  sold

And my third miniature portrait using the gold primer with some terra cotta. I love how using these primers begins with a sort of warm, monochromatic underpainting, the same as I've discovered I love to work with oils. It makes the rest of the painting process flow really well and helps with my goal of capturing a loose, painterly finish! Below are some progress shots. The first one shows the primer 'underpainting' with some dark brown pastel already applied.

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