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More Work on Commissioned Painting

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

I began work today by making the burnt sienna and burnt umber stronger, brushing on the color with vertical strokes of the brush.  Above the brown, I painted strokes of cadmium red light, cadmium orange, and Indian yellow.  I also used raw sienna and yellow oxide.

As I painted the central image, I also dabbed spots of each color into the background, knowing I would later blend them with parchment.  That's what I did next, creating a heavier parchment in some areas for highlighting and emphasis. 

Periodically, I stopped to look at the painting, and then went back to add more of one color or another.  I got out the Prussian blue again and added more of that to the main image, and lightly in the background, mixing it with the parchment.

I had to be careful not to mix the colors where I wanted each one to be crisply itself.  It takes practice and judgment to know when to work wet in wet, and when to let colors dry before painting over them. 

  Canvas #161, 40" x 30" acrylic on canvas.

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