In preparation for an upcoming workshop "Large and Loose" with Suzanne Northcott,
I decided to work BIG. I just happened to have a 22 x 28" canvas around that was screaming for some attention. Not overly big, but big enough that I could loosen up my brush strokes.
The canvas was already primed with a layer of quin gold. With chalk in hand and an image from Mexico in mind, I sketched in the shapes. What is nice about using chalk, if you can draw and erase easily until you have what you like.
Once I had the chalk design where I wanted it, I started to fill in the lines with paint. Next came many many layers of glaze, keeping in mind some of the techniques learned from David Langevin's
workshop, earlier this year.
The process started to get really exciting as I watched the painting come to life. I got so wrapped up with what I was doing that I forgot to take more photos. Sorry, but believe me there were many more stages, many layers of glazes plus a whole lot of FUN.
Here you have the finished piece ....
Till Next Time ...
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