Story of a Painting | Part 4 | Painting

When the drawing is finished, I photograph the drawing and print it out.  Then I trace on to canvas panel using Saral transfer paper.

Next step is to set up a palette to begin painting.  I generally only lay out colors I think I’ll use, rather than a classic palette setup.  I mix Liquin with the paint, to thin and to speed drying time.  I also brew up a cup of tea to sip while painting.

palette

On my easel, I set up several printouts of the subject.  I print out more than one version, with different contrast settings to bring out hidden details and shadings.
easel01

Easel set up

easel01-detail

Detail of painting in progress

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