How To Paint A Gray Picture

February 18, 2020


It may seem counterintuitive to begin a gray painting with colors this bright and unharmonious. But that’s how I like to do it. First I stir up some trouble on the canvas and then I try to regain control.


In this underpainting the seriously bad actor is the viridian at the bottom of the canvas. Fortunately the gold ochre acts as a referee, keeping that sick green away the magenta and pink. But further measures are needed to get THAT problem child to toe the line.


This could be interesting!


Let’s keep in touch,


Marshall


“Right now I need a Telecaster through a Vibrolux turned up to 10!” ~ John Hiatt

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