New painting underway…quickly washed in today, with a 2″ brush and thin washes of color to establish the image…almost like beginning a watercolor, it is very flexible and open to changes. Color can be wiped away with a rag…making changes of shape and scale very easy. I always begin this way, wanting to get the composition established as soon as possible.
In this starting process there is no no white paint used…the lights are the white of the canvas…all light areas must be ‘preserved’. Figure ground forever!