Chalk Outline Method of Oil Painting – Step 1

by Maggie Shively in The Process of Painting
I thought it might be interesting to share a few stages of my painting method.  Every artist has a different style, a different way to begin.  And sometimes we have more than one way.
This particular series of sunflowers was begun first by toning the entire canvas with a burnt sienna base, thinned with turpentine and touches of yellow ochre and thalo blue.  Then I drew the images in with white charcoal or chalk.