Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Step 1: Gesso the canvas as a primer for the painting. The gesso I used was acrylic based.
Step 2: Grab a cup of mineral spirits to thin the paint and clean my brushes as needed.
Step 3: Tone the canvas using your largest brush with lots of mineral spirits and a little bit of burnt sienna oil paint.
Step 4: Add more sienna to the paintbrush to draw in objects with abstract spaces. This was done using a homemade view finder.
Gesso: a hard compound of plaster of Paris or whiting in glue used for priming canvas
mineral spirits:a petroleum distillate that is used especially as a paint or varnish thinner
Palette: The range of colors used in a particular painting or by a particular artist