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40.6×50.8cm (16×20)” Watercolor, ink
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Underpainting with acrylic (3)

I may have done way more than I should have. The acrylics are taking over. For much of the last year, I’ve been doing heavily textured, multi-layered acrylics. Because I want to avoid impasto and thick peaks and ridges, because they may not dry enough for a stable foundation, I’ve been using acrylic with softer consistency, inviting a different kind of brush work, and quite different effect. Having found a different approach–at the end of that phase, I may not move on to oil–or maybe only one for experimental purposes. What do you think?
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Underpainting oils with acrylic (1)

I want to use acrylic underpainting, with oil–but really have no idea what I’m doing, or where to take this, so thought I’d make a record of the process. Here’s the first step. Someone gave me this 32 oz jar of Golden Cadmium Orange I’ve been trying to use up ($120 for this stuff!!!), cause can get cadmium free red’s and orange now in acrylics… not yet in oil)–so…orange and white for light-dark base. Like those orange ice cream bars…
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