Sunday, October 01, 2006

David Sandlin in His Studio (work in progress, 8)

Step 7 (or 8...)

I've gone about as far as I want to with the underpainting. A little more umber, white, black, and Venetian red casein. I could probably take it a bit farther, but, as is usually the case, I stopped when I became impatient to work in color. So, the next step is to brush over the entire surface with a dilute egg yolk wash (around 8-10 parts water: 1 part yolk) to seal the surface somewhat. The casein surface is fairly "thirsty." If I prime the underpainting with a little egg, the tempera goes on easier in the early passes.

1 comment:

Giancarlo said...