Alla Prima and The Trash File

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I have tried another technique called Alla Prima, which is Italian for wet-on-wet.  I have been calling this the paint by numbers approach.

I took a photo from when Joe and I went kayaking on Contoocook Lake, did a quick sketch on paper and followed my sketch by filling in each section with paint.  After watching a few youtube videos, this seems to be the approach the majority of oil painters use.

I think, I’ll stick to the Fat Over Lean technique.  As you can see by the result above, this one is going in The Trash File. The one thing I do like about this painting was an ‘happy accident’.  I daubed some darker blue paint into the water and it looks like a fish swimming under the surface.


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