Posts Tagged: underpainting

My Old Bugaboo

I love words, and among the words I love best is bugaboo. It’s a playful-sounding word; it’s light-hearted, and it makes me laugh. What, exactly is a bugaboo? According to Merriam-Webster, a bugaboo is “an imaginary object of fear.” It can also be

My Old Bugaboo

I love words, and among the words I love best is bugaboo. It’s a playful-sounding word; it’s light-hearted, and it makes me laugh. What, exactly is a bugaboo? According to Merriam-Webster, a bugaboo is “an imaginary object of fear.” It can also be

Finding Value in Acrylics

I’m never going to be an acrylic artist, but along with toning canvases, I’m finding another good use for all the acrylic paints I have sitting by my easel.

Finding Value in Acrylics

I’m never going to be an acrylic artist, but along with toning canvases, I’m finding another good use for all the acrylic paints I have sitting by my easel.

The Old Gray Mare – Underpainting Value Study

As you know, lately I’ve been studying oil painting techniques, and my assignment yesterday was to take a photo reference and use it to complete an underpainting to show the values.

The Old Gray Mare – Underpainting Value Study

As you know, lately I’ve been studying oil painting techniques, and my assignment yesterday was to take a photo reference and use it to complete an underpainting to show the values.

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the