by Dot Bunn
My first step is to knock off any thick pieces of paint with a palette knife so that the surface is smooth. My colors are laid out the same as in session one. The painting had been drying for a week, so I needed to oil out with a very light coat of linseed oil to bring up all the colors to look wet. I added color to the glaze using Sinopia and Indian Yellow (an addition to the original hues chosen although it is a Yellow/Orange). Both are pure transparent.
This will allow me to mix the two for a warm tone over the whole painting giving it a deeper and warmer overall effect. I then wipe away any glaze that I feel has darkened the underpainting too much. I still avoid over lightening with white, and I keep the colors as vibrant as possible. Continue reading.