The process begins….

I am still engaging in a well thought out process for starting out my paintings. I really enjoy laying out my canvas with both the Golden Ratio and the Rule of Thirds. I also use other composition methods to enhance my painting and keep the viewer’s eye engaged.

Sketch of painting showing the layout lines.

Sketch of painting showing the layout lines.

After the sketch, then I make a monochromatic value painting with acrylic paints. After its dry, I then use the “notations” to add my color with the corresponding value.

Monochromatic Value Painting

Monochromatic Value Painting

I think its been making a huge difference in the quality of my paintings.

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