My break from painting has ended. I jokingly referred to this painting as my 'blue period'. I hope that it only lasts for this one painting.
This piece was painted on a Masonite panel that was covered with three coats of gesso. Each coat of gesso was dry before the following layer was applied. There was no sanding of the gesso between applications. ( I like the texture that is left.)
Once the panels were dry, a coat of red -yellow (orange) acrylic colour was applied and force evaporated with a hair dryer . Finally the panel was rubbed down with a paper towel in order to 'smooth out' the colour.
I have found that the panel may be immediately painted on or one may wait until the colour has dried.
The colours on my palette for this painting were, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, alizarin, cad red light, cad yellow medium, lemon yellow and titanium white. My "just in case' colour was yellow ochre.