The first step I. This process is to cover the canvas in a neutral color. I usually follow the rule that says to "paint light over dark" when I am just starting a new canvas. Of course like all rules, it is sometimes best to break it. Since I am using Acrylic paint the dry time between layers will be a lot shorter than if I was using oil.
Multiple layers later color and texture are starting to build up.
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