Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Family Portrait Day 1
Here is a treat, especially if you need a break from my "Bentleyville" painting. Here is a family portrait. I am working on a 9" x 12" canvas on a hand-built stretcher. This canvas has a really nice 1.5" profile. I stretched the canvas, then I wet it and let it dry. It tightens it up and gets any wrinkles out. Then I put some gesso on, sand it once, put more gesso on, sand it lightly. Then I paint. You could do as much sanding and gessoing as you want. The more you do it, the smoother your ground gets. I think twice is quite smooth enough.
This outside scene should be a nice change of pace from the dark interior of the Polish Club!