I used a linen panel that I had prepared some time back with a tone of burnt umber, I think. When I applied the tone I experimented with adding some texture with a crumpled paper towel. Generally, most of this would be hidden, even in a vignette style painting, but in this case I let it become the background. I'm still undecided about whether it worked or not, but this was a quick sketch...something to have fun with on a Thursday evening....so I'll leave it as is. I tried not to get fussy with this one. When I started messing around with the brush shadows, I knew it was time to quit. It was a pleasant two hours of painting.
|Tools of the Trade Oil on linen panel 12" x 12"|
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