I need to do a few small flower paintings in case the last couple I sent to the gallery sell soon. ( wishful thinking) It always helps to have some backups on hand when the gallery calls so I don't feel under pressure to produce one on the fly. So, I think I'll do one of my favorites - the marigold.
I painted over the drawing with a line brush. I used a dark mix of Raw Umber and Ultramarine Blue with Liquin. I allowed this to dry overnight and then brushed in the underpainting using Liquin again. Once the Liquin is dry it won't come off when I paint over it. So if I need to rub off an area ( or the entire painting - it has happened) I won't lose my drawing.
Now with my underpainted drawing safe, I can play with the brush when applying paint.
It's going well and I am having a lot of fun. So why not....
Start another! I think a companion piece will be fun to try. I will paint both at the the same time and hopefully keep the staging process the same. That way I am sure to use the same colors. So I need to catch up to the first.