My Essentials - Burnt Umber And Titanium White
The Coffee Break Sketching Challenge - Draw anything and everything, but, at the end of the fifteen minute coffee break, the sketching stops.
Today's sketch shows two of my painting essentials. Titanium White, and Burnt Umber tubes of acrylic paint.
These are my go to colours when starting off any painting. I use them firstly, to paint a ground colour over a plain white canvas. Psychologically a plain white canvas can be terrifying, and so the barrier is broken by the physical action of actually colouring it. Secondly, I use them to sketch in the underpainting . Acrylic paints dry quickly, and light enough, that I can repaint, and fine tune any little mistakes in measurements.
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.