Figure in Oil

This post and the next few are going to be me experimenting with different ways of starting a painting. I want to find what method works best for me.

For this figure in oil I started with a detailed drawing in burnt umber and used several methods to pick out lighter values. I was getting much too detailed with the drawing then switched to adding color. Unfortunately I’m not spending very long on these paintings for the moment. I just want to focus on starting and getting good method going before I launch into really long painting sessions.

figure in oil, setup
setup

I know I have done a ton of oil painting in the past but for most I have had different methods of starting. For this month I’m focusing on honing my method and using the same method for every painting.

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