Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer evening

"Summer evening"
Oil on panel

I primed couple of these canvas panels with  transparent oxide red light, 
and the paint was mixed&spread evenly with dammar varnish matt.
This gives a panel nice warm under color and also (slightly above) middle value starting point to a painting. 
Matt varnish gives a nice smooth feel to it and it also diminishes the glare.

I highly recommend trying this out on landscape painting. 
In winter scenes I would prefer yellow ochre, but still, I love to start on a white canvas most of the times. 

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