This morning I awoke with a renewed excitement. I’m going to be prepping a painting panel for a new painting. I can barely wait to get started. This is going to be so much fun! It’s going to be a fairly large piece. Life size. This is my grandson, Hunter.
I’m sealing my panel with Golden’s Gac100 and then four coats of Gesso. Once prepped, I’ll prime with a lead white mixed some Titanium white and a dash of burnt umber to a mid value. This is the first layer of paint upon which I’ll begin my drawing and underpainting. One of the predominant colors in the painting is turquoise. I’ll be mulling Prussian Blue and Pthalocyanine green to create the turquoise I need. These are two specialty colors I don’t usually use, but good to have for occasions like this.
I received the Charcoal Drawing paper and Nitram Charcoal I ordered and here’s my study for my painting. I’ll be transferring this image onto my prepped panel.
I will share my process with you, I’m excited!
looking good, will you be gridding out your panel, or how will you transfer the image over..
Thanks, Steve, well it’s going to be difficult for me to transfer as I don’t want to wreck my drawing. So I will more than likely re-draw it on my canvas. I would possible grid or just create a vertical and horizontal plumb line to measure from.
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