This time I pre-washed the canvass page with a Prussian Blue Acrylic and then produced the same composition, again using oils.
Quite a difference……..partly I believe as I was getting a little more used to the oils and by now looking better.
When looking at the two side by side, the coloured ground is much more defined. I have had to make the shadows stronger because of the colour, but i have also noticed more. there is a reflection in the ink bottle and the mug. The cast shadow works better with he blue underneath it has a luminous quality. There are slight edges where I have left the blue showing which appear to push the objects forward.
Something to experiment more with…going forward.