Golden Gate in progress / by debbie rich

The next stage of my Golden Gate painting. I added the first layer of color with oil washes, oil pastels and a little bit of oil bar. Next step is to paint in contrast. 

Love those oil bars, especially the tactile quality of stripping the stick of its skin. But the material samples are a little large for the size that I currently work at, so lately I’ve used them sparingly.

Here is stage 1. I think the line structure of the underpainting has held up nicely.