Started a new 8"x10" painting, on oil primed linen. It's a great surface for doing a watercolor thin ebauche because the paint sits right on top and doesn't get dry and chalky like an acrylic primer. There's something really beautiful going on with the light, the way the white rose seems to smoulder within the pearlescent screen formed by the book, and then the light manages to escape to the edge of the bowl and barely drip down to the bottom before it runs out of steam. I really want to get the color's just the way that I see them so that's why I'm using the ebauche over a white canvas which usually results in a more intense color in the finished painting.
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