For me, I chose to paint this on a green ground. I took Wallis Pro (white) and toned it with Pan Pastels, using primarily green, with a touch of turquoise and neutral tan. I then went in with a quick sketch, followed by the sticks. I wanted to paint a green background as an exercise in taming the greens. I think by doing this it will translate into landscape paintings, at least for me it will. I plan on using some of the techniques and colors I used here when painting my greens in the landscape, at least that's my story now, and I'm sticking to it!!!
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