Time Swiftly Passes
November 20, 2011
Time Swiftly Passes - Work in Progress
I started my next butterfly painting... I am going for a slightly more detailed background (increasing the 'complexity' with each painting I do). I hope to have the background done in the next couple days, then I will tackle the butterfly.
7" x 5" oil cradled wood © 2011 I have been painting these butterflies on cradled hardboard (which I totally love painting on). The surface is prepped with a minimum two coats of extra heavy acrylic gesso (one layer brushed stroked on one way, the second layer perpendicular to the first). Then I sketch in my drawing and seal it with a layer of fine pumice ground. I absolutely love painting on a layer of fine pumice ground... not only does it have just the perfect amount of tooth for the paint, but it super nice to blend on. I bought myself a small jar (which is almost done) so I suppose I just might need to splurge on a larger jar in the near future.