So, I did something a little different here. Instead of preparing the canvas totally in a thin, even coating of liquid white, I only did the top half in liquid white and the bottom half in liquid clear. I was hoping to be able to keep the foreground nice and dark. The one thing I had to remember is that liquid clear is VERY sensitive to paint thinner, so instead I used linseed oil to change the consistency. Thin pain over thick paint is the same as fat over lean, right?