Started this last night using the mixed paints left on the palette from the previous “start” and found the painting get muddy and dull very quickly. I was tired and not cleaning the brushes well between colours either. Soon there was too much wet paint to make any corrections and so I decided to sleep on it. Had a go with a clean palette, fresh paints and a clean brush this morning and I’m much happier with the results.
KMP’s are skill building exercises advised by Kevin Macpherson in his book Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color. I started these in 2007 and am continuing with it in 2010. If you want to know more about this set of exercises click here.