|A New Day|
I choose my primary colors based on what colors I need for the painting. I paint a small thumbnail in black and white to get the values and composition nailed down. For 'Heart Breakers' I used my homemade Alizarin Crimson with Pyrrole Red & Quinacridone Violet, Cadmium Yellow Light, Indanthrone & Titanium White.
Next I create an under-painting in oil using my homemade Alizarin to get the values. If I need to go darker I might add a touch of Sap Green. On an oil primed linen surface this acts like a white erase board while it's wet.
As I progress I lay the local colors down, starting with the darks. I am careful not to cover up all of the under-painting as I want to leave some of the glimmer that shows through.
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