Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This is another of my "spearmints". I have done a set up of some beautiful red and yellow onions I bought, two of them are red onions, the others yellow. I have them drawn alike on two pieces of watercolor paper. For this one I am doing a sepia underpainting and will add the appropriate colors on top of the underpainting. The second painting I will just paint directly in the colors, with no underpainting. I want to see how much vibrancy I lose, if any, by using the underpainting method. I find myself drawn to doing these value studies as underpaintings so I want to see how much it affects the final painting. Stay tuned for the results!