1. innisart
    December 26, 2008 @ 4:03 am

    The painting is coming along beautifully, and I am always amazed at how much you accomplish in so short a time, but isn’t the underpainting making it harder to paint the lemon? It looks like the underpainting is several value steps darker than what you are laying in for the yellow, and yellow tends not to cover darks too easily. Was wondering how you were combatting that. Again, looks great, and I can’t wait to see the finished piece.

    All my best, and Merry Christmas!




  2. Jeff Hayes
    December 26, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

    Thank Matt – very happy to read your comment. I guess I look at underpainting as an inexact science; my goal is not to get the values precisely correct, but rather to get a useful map to guide me in the final painting. As it is, I don't even use black in the underpainting phase (just white and raw umber), so I never even get the darkest possible accents. Hopefully, I'm still paying enough attention during the final painting to make the necessary corrections!

    Enjoyed your site & blog, and best wishes to you for the holidays.



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