I am returning to my Roadside America series now for a while and intend to try out using thicker paint on these as I want to move things forward a bit in terms of the way my work is painted. The building is on Michigan Avenue in Detroit; I am more drawn to painting the urban American landscape than I am my own in the UK - not sure why yet!
I am using an analgous palette based around red, the red areas being the focus of the painting so I am going each side of red to include oranges and yellows as well as violets. Colours used so far are Winsor Violet, Manganese Violet, Pale Violet, Burnt Sienna, Scarlet Red, Yellow Ochre Deep, Naples Yellow, Lead Tin Yellow Lemon, Zinc White and Permanent Sap Green.
Stage 1 is the tonal underpainting using a mix of Burnt Sienna and Winsor Violet thinned with Liquin and applied with a small bristle brush and a rag.
Stage 2 is the colour underpainting.