New Painting Started: Carla’s ComforterMarch 4, 2012
I posted a drawing of mine a few days back that I decided to make into a painting. You can see the drawing in the top right corner of the first image above. The painting surface is a 18×24″ sheet of hardboard coated with a shellac primer over which I lightly sketched the scene in charcoal.
I made a digital sketch to decide on the color scheme and composition. Since most of this was in warm tones, I made an intial undertone in blues using shellac ink. The last step was to tone this saturated color down to a more neutral gray with a thin layer of oil paint, which will also help the next layers of paint adhere better.