Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Q&A: Underpainting

I've been asked if I use underpainting and, if I do, why? Yes, and I do because it's a handy little tool. I find that initial wash sets the tone and these areas, which remain uncovered by the opaque layers above, add a subtle bit of interest and an extra dimension to the finished work. Partial or total coverage, warm or cool – whatever is required.