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USS BAILEY (DD-492) - PART 1 - Blocking-In

I started working on a color study of this subject which quickly turned into a full-on acrylic painting. Because I'm under a deadline for this piece, I decided to hop onto a different track and go ahead and start the process on the oil painting on canvas. The first thing I did was to create the warm tone to cover over the white of the primed canvas. I used burnt sienna to accomplish this, and let this dry overnight. Because I am using W&N Griffin Alkyd fast-drying oils, I did

A Color Study that may become it's own painting

I'm currently working on a color study for my work on USS Bailey (DD492) which is to be an oil painting on a 16" x 20" canvas. This color study is acrylic on 18" x 24" watercolor 140 lb. paper, just a bit larger than the final painting. In producing this study, I will most likely turn it into a full painting. It is, in essence, a good practice before the final painting in oils. I've already sketched my composition onto the paper. I've taped the paper to my drawing board whic