You wouldn’t think it makes a big difference, but it does. When you begin a painting, you need to start with the first layer, called the underpainting. This sets the tone for the painting. The underpainting develops the composition, placement, and value relationships at the outset. It’s the ultimate foundational approach.
And it’s always your choice. Do you want cooler tones? Warmer? Deeper. You choose. Right from the start. How do you want your painting to look to the world?
I guess it’s true with people too. We are who we are, at our core. And it always shows through. We think we are so clever at times, in what we do and what we say. We think people won’t notice what we really mean. But they do. Our hearts always show through. Always. So when you’re making your decisions today, and there will be a lot to make, choose well. How do you want to present yourself? Remember, with each action, every step you take, your underpainting is showing.
July 23, 2021 at 1:49 pm
This may be one of my all time favorites. Love reading your thoughts and words, every day.
July 24, 2021 at 4:20 pm
I have always admired your underpainting!
July 23, 2021 at 2:29 pm
Great post. Very good advice.
July 24, 2021 at 4:19 pm
Thank you so much!