STARTING TO PAINT!
Once the masking is dry I can start to paint. I start by putting down the lightest colors that I will use. I start by painting the creases and shadows of the skates. Because the skates are white and by most anyone's eye the shadows appear to be gray. I don't use a lot of gray but rather try to get the values in my paintings with more interesting colors, purples, blues, pinks, etc.