Where do you paint a 32"x48" heavy wooden panel, in the garage of course? With my MacGyver like skills I created an easel by using two ladders, a fold up table, a card table, two pieces of scrap lumber and Gorilla duct tape. We will find out if it works when the panel arrives. This is fun.
Yesterday the heavy wooden panel arrived but it was in rough shape. My dear husband sanded and filled in the low spots on the wood, sanded again and even went to the hardware store to buy matte primer and a roller. I put on a layer of Gesso and hopefully it will be OK to paint on.
My first step was to tape off the boarder painting on a warm transparent color as the underpainting. Step two I will trace the butterfly to the board making corrections as I go along.
I can not get the photo images to go where I want the to go so that is why it looks so I only show two photos. Frustrating!!!!
Mary Ellen Koser I have learned much more teaching than I ever did as a student. My blog is a journal of my artistic journey as I learn new art techniques and styles. Join me on my artistic adventure.