Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Underpainting on a 24" x 36" Canvas

I thought I would share my process of making a painting. I started this two days ago, beginning by cutting the wood that I glue to the stretcher bars to brace the canvas. I then staple the canvas to the stretcher bars and begin painting by applying a layer of medium. I fuse each layer with a heat gun, beginning with that first layer of medium. I seldom know what I'll paint and frequently change the course as I go. This painting has about three layers of paint, and will likely see many more before it's completed. I'll keep you posted as I progress.

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