Supplies for this first layer are:
* Pallet paper. (Kind of like super wax paper, but it won't soak up the oil like wax paper would. ...Yes, I have tried wax paper before, it's a no go!)
* A pallet knife.
* Pearl-Ex Powders in: micro pearl, misty lavender, silver, carbon black, & antique bronze.
* Oil paint in: titanium white, burnt umber, carbon black, & raw sienna.
* There was also white pastel chalk that forgot to get in the family portrait here.
For this silver grey's body color, the base color of your oil painting, I picked out the light greyish-brown color on his coat.
For the body mix, it is about 99% straight white! I'm not sure if you can see the comparison of the dab of white at the bottom to the started mix above it.
Next I added micro pearl Pearl-Ex powder. Pearl-Ex will add some realistic shimmer to your finishwork, & has the added benefit of speeding drying time. As I don't use any drier (honestly, they scare me!) I tend to pour in the Pearl-Ex! Be careful mixing it, else you will dust everything in sparkly powder!
My very favorite brushes for adding body are a couple well loved, half inch(?) synthetic flats. They are over a decade old, & extremely frizzed! A, shall we say 'civilized' flat that is not all frizzied up works too of course, but that's how these poor things got this way! ;)
Dab just the tip into of your brush into your chosen color; you want to have just enough to color the area you're working on & no more. Putting too much down at once just makes it more difficult to spread it out to keep it thin. Wipe it off on a paper towel if needed.
WHEW!! Sorry it took so long to get this posted!! I've really been struggling to write this NaMo! Kip is quite a bit further than this now. Hopefully I'll be able to be a bit more timely with the next posts!!
Kim airbrushes her acrylic base, & then works her magic with powder pigments.
"I added a few more layers of pigment, sketching in the dapples."