New Painting Started: Carla’s Comforter

March 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.


One comment

  1. I should have mentioned the transfer process: I enlarged the digital drawing to an 18×24″ print size and then taped the assembled papers together. I next used my “homemade transfer paper” process to transfer the drawing to the hardboard.


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