|"Untitled Landscape #6"|
|"Untitled Landscape #7"|
This was the process for developing this painting from the red ground to finished.
I started with a 12x24 American Easel panel then got some red acrylic paint, #Testors Fire Engine Red, and added a finger full of Golde Fine Pumice Gel. If you paint oil over acrylics and want your mom to be able to pass it on to the great-grandkids who will discover it in the attic and sell it at Sothobeys for $11,000, then you must give the oil something to attach to. Fine pumice gel, food grade calcium carbonate, or whiting can be mixed into the acrylic to mimic a gesso.
Red is my favorite ground. It shows you your mid tones and extremes beautifully, and if you leave just a hint around your greens you will be pleased.