Painting An Underpainting With Oils

How To Paint An Underpainting

The 'old masters' oil painting technique means, that you paint an underpainting with just two colours. Then you glaze your colours on top of the underpainting in thin translucent layers.

In this video, you can see how I painted an underpainting by using just two colours: raw umber and zinc white. I thinned down the paint by using an oil painting medium called Liquin. Liquin is a fast drying medium, which means, that the painting will be touch dry the next day. I hope you enjoy watching this time lapse video!

Thank you for watching!
-Eeva