I draw onto the surface of  in-progress paintings with different colored grease crayons in order to guide me as I continue to work.  Let me explain.  My paintings originate from my own photos.  I print out a photo, and, as I learned in drawing 101, I grid the photo into sections using different colored grease crayons.  I then draw the image from the photo onto the in-progress painting.  As I need to work on a flat surface, and am unable to step away from the painting as I would an oil painting, I rely on the crayon lay-out to tell me where to place different colored pulps. 

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