This first study is entitled “Fire Starter”. The scene will be in the dark jungle with light areas provided by a full moon and a small warming fire. I intend to use the sepia as a final glaze to provide the look of both intense darkness and also a feeling of antiquity to the painting. Although entirely different from the Old Stone House, I hope to get the same effect in both the study and the Stone House.
I first created a line drawing of the study, and then transferred the drawing to a small gessoed canvas.
Next, I used both cool and warm Acrylic paint as an undercoating. This provides an excellent base for the water soluble oils.