Using Foundation White as a first layer makes the girl have a ghostly appearance as her figure emerges from the Iron Oxide sealer. The white is moving very smoothly over the panel, reminding me how much I love working on a well sanded surface. I’m using a fairly loose paint, applied very thinly to the panel so I can use the warm Oxide as a middle value.
It’s very peaceful in the studio, with California sun warming the light in our tranquil Spring skies; I have Chopin’s Nocturnes playing on the stereo and my students quietly working on their studies of skulls. Good times.