Bear Star Studios - stephanie miksis @ work

And the Music Goes ‘Round and Around

I showed my underpainting to a friend
who wondered if it was going to stay purple
or if i would be adding color
Color it is!

To get from Here (monochromatic underpainting)
acrylic underpainting Trumpet Player
To Here (*first* layer of color)
oil underpainting Trumpet Player
Painting Color Charts
because i have some new colors to test

the color charts help me try out some color mixing
to figure out which of my new blues with which of my old yellows
gets me the green that i want

fortunately i don’t have to do this for every painting

and not all of my paintings get underpaintings
some are painted all at once
while others are built up in layers

here endeth the lesson
i need to get back to painting

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