I was up ’til the wee hours of the morning last night doin’ the acrylic underpainting for this piece.

I NEVER do an underpainting. Underpainting to me is like painting the damn thing twice. I have largely resigned myself to the fact that I will never be a meticulous realist because my attention span is much too short–I have at least some of the skill, I have the hand-eye coordination, but bugger, I sure don’t have the temper. Spend a month painting fur? HA! You get three hours, and then I’m goin’ for coffee and the computer.

And yet, there it is, in my studio, underpainted. And now I apply…The Oils.

I am a’feared.

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