20x24 | acrylic on panel primed with GAC-100 (clear)
I felt a little bit like Jacob Lawrence when he was 23 years old in Harlem painting his Migration Series, as I painted all four of these panels at the same time!
Last year I taught 3rd graders about how Jacob Lawrence worked on about 60 panels of the Migration Series at the same time, he'd paint yellow on every panel, then move on to red on every panel, then move on to brown on every panel, and so on until he was completed.
These four underpaintings, I experimented with this very process. It all started because I mixed up too much blue, and then I realized that every panel needed blue, so I went across all four and painted the sky. Then for the heck of it, remembering Mr. Lawrence, I continued on this way until I had all four under-paintings complete.
As you can see, my under-paintings are very basic and not very detailed. I use them just as a map for lights and darks and colors for the next step, collage. These under-paintings are done on sanded 1/4 inch plywood from Home Depot that is sealed with Golden GAC-100.
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