30 in 30 days painting challenge day 3.
This is a progress picture. At this stage the goal is to cover up the white of the canvas and to have a very rough idea of composition and placement of objects. This is called an under painting. It is a mixture of oil paint and paint thinner. The mixture goes on very thin and then most of it is wiped away leaving a ghost image behind. This becomes a sort of map for the painting. I like to start this way because you can hardly make a mistake.