1. Alastair
    January 27, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

    Looks like its a good one, thanks for your reply last week, I’ve always thought one had to wait weeks for the under painting to dry.


  2. Jeff Hayes
    January 27, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

    Hi Alastair,

    I don’t want to be seen as dispensing bad technical advice: the right answer is that you have to wait until the underpainting is dry. Under certain circumstances, that actually could be a couple of weeks. Because of the way I do the underpaintings; very thin layers, diluted with turpentine only, use of raw umber (one of the fasted drying pigments), my studio is warm & dry, etc, etc – overnight is probably sufficient.

    As with most things… it depends…


  3. jgr
    January 27, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

    Hi Jeff,
    I’ve just found your site, WOW! Your work is amazing. I work in watercolors and mixed media so I really admire your realism style. I’m putting you on my list of faves so I can see everything you’re working on. Thanks for the inspiration!



  4. Jeff Hayes
    January 28, 2009 @ 1:35 am

    Thanks Jane!


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