|alla prima plum on linen 6"x6"|
When working in layers, as in the indirect method of painting, you really can take your time to build up the light and dark values in a painting. I am used to always starting a painting in the mid-tones and adding my highlights and transparent darks near the end. Indirect painting is a great way to separate all the different problems in painting, drawing and composition, value, color, edges and paint quality. For me, to concentrate on each problem at the same to complete a painting in one sitting is extremely challenging.