1172 Lorne Crescent, 8x10, egg tempera, work in progress

I always liked this pretty view. Here's my India ink underpainting. Or Grisaille. Doing an grisaille underpainting helps getting things started.
It sets the value which is most important. Then, it's a matter of glazes, tweaking, scumbling, and polishing. Did I mention that with egg tempera you can get a nice sheen and temper the surface by hand polishing with a soft cloth. Plus, no risk of lint or hairs getting trapped like a (fly in amber) for all eternity. (Often happens when you varnish)

1168 Avenue Duluth Ouest, Work in Progress

Here's the India Ink underpainting for my current piece.
The values are lighter than the end result will be because each glaze layer will darken the value.  Any areas that become too dark can be lightened by scumbling a lighter tone over the area. It's all about making adjustments until I am satisfied. 99% of a painting is getting the values right. The rest is emotion, draftsmanship, and surface quality.

1165 Heading Home, 8x10, egg tempera

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This painting has many many glazes. The snow might have 50 layers and a dozen at least for the red bricks. I'm really pleased with the results. 

1163 The Ritz, Montreal New Year Day, 8x10, egg tempera

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New Years morning on Sherbrooke in front of the Ritz. On baltic birch sealed and gessoed by me. I ground my own pigments in organic free range egg yolks (only happy hens eggs for my work). Dozens of layers of egg tempera over india ink underpainting.  One of my favourites.