Wednesday, February 8, 2012
29 Faces - Day 8
Day 8 and the pressure is mounting :o)
Today is a canvas panel 5”x 7” painted in acrylic paint.
I like to sketch directly onto the board with my 2B pencil. I can use a soft rubber to remove any unwanted lines. Once I am happy with my outline I apply a thin coat of white gesso on top of the pencil lines, brushing the gesso in the direction of the lines to avoid too much smearing. Appling the gesso softens my pencils lines so they are then combined easily into my painting and it also eliminates any unwanted smearing.