Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quinacridone Violet Underpainting



Stormy Beach Underpainting 24 x 30"
oil on linen © 2010 Katherine Kean

Here's the underpainting for the last, or possibly next to last, painting of the Sky/Wind Series, as I've been calling it for a working title. Titling works is something that I forgot to include on my list of things to complete for an exhibit. Titling the exhibit itself is something else to do as well.

I surprised myself with the color on the underpainting. I knew I wanted rose/violet tones as a base to show through the top layers to come, but I didn't expect to like the underpainting color alone as much as I do. It'll be interesting to paint over. I'm planning deep teals and dark grays.

9 comments:

Suzanne McLean said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this, Katherine. It is so beautifully surreal just as it is!

Kathryn Hansen said...

i like those colors on there too!

Palmer said...

I love seeing how you develop your paintings!!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Suzanne, Kathryn, and Palmer! We'll see what happens.

Caroline Roberts said...

I look forward to seeing those reds peak through deep teals! What a beautiful underpainting, it already has drama.

Anita Stoll said...

Your work goes straight to my heart and it makes me feel sooo good all over.

BETH ROMMEL said...

I am looking forward to seeing this finished. I really enjoyed your last post about prepping for an exhibit. Thank you.

mariannepost said...

Katherine: Wow! An exciting and strong underpainting. Your intent to work with teals and grays sounds perfect. Look forward to your post on the finished painting.

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Caroline, Thanks, and thanks for stopping by!

Ah, Anita, wonderful - what more could I hope for?

Thanks Beth, Thanks MArianne!