Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Imogen 1 - Drawing Out

I've taken a 14 inch x 10 inch cotton canvas - linen would have been preferred - and put an acrylic base coating on it, from mixing Burnt Umbra and Cadmium Yellow Light together with Titanium White and a little Mars Black. I like the resulting green-grey.

Next the pencil sketch of Imogen which I have sprayed with a pencil fixative to stop it discolouring the oil-paint.


  1. Looks great! Good luck with the oils!

  2. what a lovely sketch so far John. A beautiful face, and I'll look forward to seeing it as you begin the oil painting.