Underpainting – how it impacts your work

Underpainting has been the focus of my work for the last few weeks. I’m experimenting with some new things, beginning with the underpainting of the landscapes you see below.

The first is a rework of a previously painted picture of Mt Taranaki on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Underpainting - Mt Taranaki II

Mt Taranaki II

This work has a burnt Sienna acrylic ground painted and dried underneath the worked up image that you see here. Next Thursday, I will compare this work with the original one  – I think the comparison will be interesting.

The second painting is underpainted using the same technique and shares a little slice of Southland in the deep south of New Zealand’s South Island.

Underpainting - Southland


Come back next Thursdy to see how they turned out!

Next Thursday’s Post: New Zealand – the finished paintings

Next Monday’s Post: Enhancing Your Creativity

Posted By: Kadira Jennings


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