Had a few days of difficulty with keeping up with my self-imposed goal of 30-paintings-in-30-days of November (originally it was 60-in-30, to create for Dec as well as Nov; what was I thinking!?) but have finally got a good long day in the studio and am feeling really good right now! I have 4 new paintings and if I'm lucky I'll be able to save some of them for December like my original plan! (If I can get out to the studio early tomorrow, and Friday, and over the weekend, and all next week...)
Lol, well, I'm still confident I'll have my 30-for-November in any case...
Here are some progress shots of Nori:
|3 layers of gold primer (excuse the color variance)|
Then (below) I add Art Spectrum (brand) Pastel Primer in the terra cotta color. When working with a black-furred subject, this is my medium-value primer. (When the subject has no black, the Terra Cotta represents my darkest values in the underpainting. See this blog post for a good example of this!)
|the terra cotta primer added|
|the black primer added|
|the photo with the primer underpainting|