A few weeks ago, I painted Deepa using only one color (Burnt Sienna). I brought this painting home and decided to add color to it using a palette knife. Using the underpainting as my guide, I covered the painting again in thick color. The process was made easier since my values (darks and lights) and my drawing were already worked out. It was a bit like putting pieces of a puzzle together, and it was actually pretty fun!
I'll be teaching this method at the Northlight Studio in Arlington Heights IL this coming March 6th. In other news, I'll be giving a demonstration on Painting Impressionistically for the North Area Arts League on March 3rd at the Woodstock Opera House at 7pm. Admission is free! I hope you can be there.