A purpose-built camera with an infrared light source can "see through" the surface layer of paint to record underdrawings and underpaintings
that the artist may have initially rendered.
In "Nunc Dimittis" an art advisor conceives the idea of commissioning a painting of a lady friend and then scraping her clothing off to reveal the underpainting
of her naked form.
is done to block in the background.
I do a lot of drawings and begin with a monochromatic underpainting
that gives me an idea about the light source and major forms in the painting.
To create the vibrant colors in his paintings, Nootenboom primes his paintings with a technique called underpainting
The story is often told of how he spent five days just on the underpainting
of a hand.
In some sites in downtown Santiago, repositories of hundreds of coats of paint, posters, and even murals from another time, Nunez's silkscreens, when peeled off, or through natural decay, reveal pentimentos, or underpainting
Transparent watercolor of subject on abstract underpainting
, resulting in designed realism.
Its 16 filters include Accented Edges, Angled Strokes, Colored Pencil, Diffuse Glow, Glowing Edges, Grain, Note Paper, Palette Knife, Patchwork, Photocopy, Rough Pastels, Sprayed Strokes, Stamp, Texturizer, Bas Relief, and Underpainting
Dault rakes through a top layer of paint to reveal others submerged, allowing an underpainting
to dry before applying the typically monochromatic scrim that serves as the site of action where her instruments meet the surface.
This reviewer appreciated the page of underpainting
exercises, which could be used in teaching.
The most serious loss is to the right part of the face (our left) and to the shirt, which is reduced to its underpainting