This is the first painting I did using the new idea of underpainting. I haven't finished it because I have moved on. This means I've had a brainstorm about how I want to paint. Again. It came from the underpainting I just tried. I never want to paint this tight again.
Painting, for me has to be about the merging of the image and the paint. No thought process in between. Underpainting lays the whole thing out beforehand. Your thinking about the piece, the decisions, can be done ahead of time. Then all you do is paint. Perfect. I think. I just finished the next painting working like this. Very happy. WHY did I not try this before??? Oh well. Things come around in life when they're ready.