Welcome back.

This week we will be continuing with our Sonoran area scene, using the photo seen directly below.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo directly below.

Since that time, I have continued to work on the painting.

After our last installment, it was suggested by a professional artist that I might try doing an underpainting of a contrasting color.  This technique is said to produce a quality of greater depth in a painting.  As I am untrained, I have never intentionally painted in an underpainting for this purpose.  I decided to attempt underpainting here to see for myself.  Having a tube of red handy I painted it around the preliminary brushstrokes.  The result is seen in the photo directly below.

After that, I painted in the sky, or at least the preliminary blue which will receive some attention later on.  It is seen in the photo directly below.  In fact this is the point where I have left the painting for this week.

I’m not sure that underpainting will have much impact, if any at all.  Come back next week and we’ll see if there is any difference.  See you then.

As usual, please feel free to post photos of your own work in the comments section below.

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