3 Drawing and blocking in
I start by staining the canvas with a thin layer of burnt umber, followed by drawing the general forms with a brush. I then scrub in the basic value scheme. At this stage things are very loose and I’m open to compositional changes and improvisation.
Burnt umber used on its own is a warm colour. I apply it transparently to achieve that warm ‘glow’ that I’ll retain in a few places.