Painting Tutorial Published on June 21, 2017June 21, 2017 by lindaolsenLeave a comment This project is a different way to paint. I am using acrylics.First step is to gesso your canvas. Then I did the entire painting in grays, black and white. Adding more details. Then, I made a print of the black and white painting and used colored pencils to color it to see what colors I liked. There were lots of ways I could have colored it like with a blue water background. I settled on this one. Next step is to use some of the more transparent colors added with glazing medium to slowly paint layers of thin colors overall. Its nice to put them over other colors to create a third color. Working slowly with multiple layers gives more luminosity to the image. Then I make a three color palette with matte white mixed with yellow, pure white, Unbleached titanium white and also a mixture of white gesso and cadmium yellow to paint the background. This painting is 20×20″ Adding more details. Metallic golds are underneath the tan and yellow background brushstrokes.